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The Week at the Capitol: Just two days, but certainly two of the busiest this year — a roundup

The Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives convened only two days this week. But in terms of bills passed and the number of hours spent debating legislation, they were two of the busiest legislative days so far this year.   Bills that took steps forward in the Kentucky General Assembly this week include measures on the following topics:   Newborn protection. House Bill 155 would allow the use...

This week at the Capitol: General Assembly postponed until March 17, but some bills progress

The COVID-19 virus that is causing disruptions across the state – and in countries throughout the word – prompted a postponement of General Assembly action at the end of this week as Senate and House leaders announced that legislative activity would take a break until March 17. Bringing people together is in many ways the heart of the legislative process. Citizens from across the state come to...