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A look at some of the new laws passed during the Kentucky General Assembly 2018 regular session

The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 regular session ended Saturday evening, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and numerous other measures that will affect people throughout the state. Most new laws – those that come from legislation that don’t contain emergency clauses or different specified effective dates – will go into effect in mid-July. A...

This week in Frankfort: Pension bill delayed as it’s sent back to committee; other bills in the works

Capitol observers have been tuned in for months to find out what form lawmakers’ public pension reform plans might take and how legislators would cast their first votes on the issue.   They got some answers as Senate Bill 1 advanced through a Senate committee this week.   On Wednesday, the latest version of proposed pension was approved by the Senate State and Local Government Committee on a  7-4...

Bevin’s recommended road plan places emphasis on shoring up bridges, intrastructure

Against the backdrop of depleted Road Fund revenues and the need to extend the life-cycle of aging infrastructure, Gov. Matt Bevin submitted his 2016-2022 Recommended Highway Plan to members of the General Assembly Thursday. “This plan provides a common sense approach to prioritizing our infrastructure needs over the next few years,” said Bevin. “We must be accountable to our citizens by investing...