Kentucky General Assembly

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Kentucky's Political Landscape

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Kentucky General Assembly in Session

Jack Brammer
Provided, Lexington Herald-Leader

The Kentucky General Assembly began its 2014 session on Tuesday. Legislators will be looking at issues ranging from funding infrastructure projects such as the Brent Spence Bridge replacement to raising the state’s minimum wage. Political Writer and Frankfort Bureau Chief for the Lexington Herald-Leader, Jack Brammer, joins us for a look at what’s in store during the current session.

Kentucky General Assembly
6:08 am
Tue June 25, 2013

From hemp to religious freedom, new laws take effect in Kentucky

Tuesday marks 90 days since the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned its regular session for this year.  That means, under the state constitution, most laws will take effect.  

Among the new laws:  School districts can start deciding if they want to raise the compulsory attendance age; an administrative framework is being set up for growing hemp in Kentucky should that crop become legal; and drivers will be able to use electronic devices such as smart phones to provide proof of insurance. 

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WVXU
1:20 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Kentucky lawmakers consider Instant Racing to pay for pensions

Kentucky House leaders are considering legalizing Instant Racing across Kentucky to help plug the funding gap in the state's pensions.

Instant Racing is a slots-like game currently played at two Kentucky tracks, Ellis Park and Kentucky Downs. The legality of the game is also currently being litigated at the Kentucky Supreme Court.

But if the General Assembly passes a bill authorizing it, the court case would be moot.

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WVXU
6:22 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Bill blocking groceries from selling wine and liquor advances to Kentucky House

Rep. Dennis Keene sponsored House Bill 310

A bill that would effectively block grocery stores from selling wine and liquor—and ban wine and liquor sales in new pharmacies—was approved Thursday in a state House committee.

Under the legislation, grocery stores could still sell alcohol from an adjoined structure with a separate entrance. 

Current law does not allow people younger than 21 to enter a place which sells wine and package liquor, which has prevented sales in grocery stores in the past.

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