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Red Zone Culture: Long-awaited LRC
report lays bare research agency’s problems

By Rae Hodge KyForward Frankfort reporter   The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission might not be a household name around dinner tables in the Commonwealth. But the unsung organization is the state government’s official lawmaking tool chest: It draft bills, conducts studies, distributes legislative news, keeps records and researches crucial policy questions.   This quietude is by design....

Special elections set Dec. 10 to fill Kathy Stein’s, John Arnold’s legislative seats

Special elections will be Tuesday, Dec. 10, to fill vacant legislative seats in the 7th House District and the 13th Senate District. The 7th District is vacant due to the resignation of Rep. John Arnold, and the 13th District vacancy is a result of Sen. Kathy Stein’s circuit judge appointment, made Tuesday.   The 7th House District includes Davis, Henderson and Union counties while the 13th...