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Last Week at the State Capitol: School safety bill, State of Commonwealth, suicide prevention and more

Family members of the two students killed in last year’s shooting at Marshall County High School held hands, shed tears, and spoke bravely about their grief during this week’s Senate Education meeting.   They came to Frankfort on Thursday to call for safety improvements in Kentucky schools and to deliver a simple message directly to state lawmakers: “We’re counting on you.”   “We can’t...

School safety bill, job creation top priorities for Ky. Senate Republicans during 2019 General Assembly

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today State lawmakers return to work in January for the 2019 General Assembly and Senate Republicans, buoyed by their expanded supermajority from the General Election, are working on priorities for the 30-day legislative session. The Senate Republican Caucus holds its annual retreat at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park next week and Majority Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown,...

LRC’s Capitol Notes: Revised pension bill goes to House, Senate OKs military voting bill

By Scott Payton Special to KyForward   House panel approves amended pension bill   Revisions to a Senate pension bill that would help Kentucky eventually reduce an estimated $30 billion in unfunded obligations to its public pension systems has cleared the House State Government Committee.   The amended version of Senate Bill 2 represents an effort “to do as much as we can within this...