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Capitol Notes: Phone deregulation bill, state minimum wage bill clear house committees

Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, presents a telecommunications bill in the House Economic Development Committee. (Photo from LRC Public Information)   Phone deregulation bill clears House panel   Supporters of a bill approved by a House Economic Development Committee say the measure will help lead to growth in Kentucky‚Äôs broadband network through deregulation of landline service.   House...

Capitol Notes: Senate passes informed consent bill, sends to House for consideration

A bill that would mandate an in-person meeting with a doctor, nurse or social worker at least 24 hours prior to an abortion procedure was approved 33-5 by the Kentucky Senate.   Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Sen. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, would require the informed consent process mandated prior to abortion procedures occur in face-to-face meetings.   According to Gregory, informed...