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Proponents of medical marijuana legislation believe there is opportunity to get bill passed

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Persistent pro-marijuana lawmakers are again pushing long-shot legislation to legalize the drug for medical purposes, an issue that has been proposed and defeated repeatedly over the years in Kentucky. Two Republican state representatives, Diane St. Onge of Fort Wright and Jason Nemes of Louisville, introduced what they’ve dubbed the “Trust Your Doctor Bill” on Wednesday,...

The Week in Frankfort: As usual, state budget negotiations are up against the ticking clock

There are usually three main drivers of state budget negotiations during the late days of a legislative session: the Senate, the House and the ticking clock.   Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Lexington, speaks during a meeting of the state budget conference committee. (Photo from LRC Public Information) Lawmakers from each chamber had already passed their preferred spending plans when they arrived at...