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Legislative Research Commission employees launch card-writing initiative for holiday season

The Legislative Research Commission (LRC) wanted to make residents of long-term care facilities across Kentucky a little less lonely during a holiday season marked by social distancing. That’s why LRC employees launched a card-writing initiative this month. The goal was to send at least one handwritten card to each of the state’s about 250 long-term care facilities, but some of those facilities...

Kentucky lawmakers name Jay Hartz as next Director of Legislative Research Commission

Legislative leaders have named Jay Hartz as the next Director of the Legislative Research Commission. Hartz, the Deputy Chief of Staff in the Senate President’s Office, is a familiar figure to many in the State Capitol, where he’s known for his extensive knowledge on legislative operations and policymaking. He’s also known for his good humor and the colorful bowties he frequently favors. When...