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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,...

Representatives Jason Nemes, Jerry Miller propose new legislation to strengthen state’s hate crime law

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Two Republican lawmakers from Jefferson County are proposing legislation for the 2019 General Assembly that would strengthen Kentucky’s hate crime law. The measure, sponsored by Reps. Jason Nemes and Jerry Miller, both from Louisville, would include criminal homicide and fetal homicide as hate crimes in Kentucky. State Reps. Jason Nemes, left, and Jerry Miller are sponsoring...

Kentucky lawmakers override governor’s vetoes as teachers watch from the gallery, protest outside

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky General Assembly overrode three major vetoes from Gov. Matt Bevin on Friday when thousands of teachers again made their presence felt in the Capitol, showing up to call for more money for education and protesting changes to their pension plan. Lawmakers voted to override three of Gov. Matt Bevin’s vetoes on Friday. (LRC photo) Lawmakers overturned vetoes...