House, Senate chiefs of staff given LRC director's duties once Marcia Seiler retires from agency Friday

The Legislative Research Commission will be led by House and Senate chiefs of staff once interim Director Marcia Seiler retires from the agency on Friday.

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Bevin, Conway clash over policy at Chamber forum

In their third joint appearance of the general election gubernatorial candidates Matt Bevin and Jack Conway traded barbs as policy took center stage.

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President Obama is antagonist in new ads by Jack Conway, Republican Governors Association

As Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jack Conway seeks separation between himself and an unpopular president in one of two new television ads released on Tuesday, the...

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Bobby Sherman, John Arnold must also pay as part of LRC lawsuit settlement

Former Legislative Research Commissioner Director Bobby Sherman and former lawmaker John Arnold will pay undisclosed sums to plaintiffs who recently settled sexual harassment lawsuits against...

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Attorney general candidate Andy Beshear rolls out seven-point plan to combat child abuse

Democratic candidate for attorney general Andy Beshear has released a series of proposed reforms to prevent child abuse in the commonwealth.

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'Pill-mill bill' showing progress, but officials say work remains to combat drug abuse in Kentucky

FRANKFORT – A state law targeting prescription drug abuse has shown signs of progress since its enactment in 2012, with fewer patients “doctor shopping”...

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House, Senate chiefs of staff given LRC director's duties once Marcia Seiler retires from agency Friday

07/29/2015 01:21 PM

The Legislative Research Commission will be led by House and Senate chiefs of staff once interim Director Marcia Seiler retires from the agency on Friday. Seiler announced the move in an email to LRC staff last week, as The Courier-Journal first reported late Tuesday. Becky Harilson, chief of staff for Senate President Robert Stivers, and Steve Collins, chief of staff for House Speaker Greg Stumbo, will fulfill the director’s responsibilities until legislative leaders name a permanent LRC head this fall,... Read more 

Bevin, Conway clash over policy at Chamber forum

07/28/2015 10:34 PM

In their third joint appearance of the general election gubernatorial candidates Matt Bevin and Jack Conway traded barbs as policy took center stage. The forum between Bevin and Conway keynoted the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s annual business summit in Louisville on Tuesday. The forum was moderated by former Pure Politics managing editor Ryan Alessi. The next governor will assume office in December and will quickly have to produce a budget to guide the state over the next two years. A... Read more 

President Obama is antagonist in new ads by Jack Conway, Republican Governors Association

07/28/2015 11:23 AM

As Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jack Conway seeks separation between himself and an unpopular president in one of two new television ads released on Tuesday, the Republican Governors Association is attempting the opposite in a competing spot unveiled the same day. Conway’s campaign released two 30-second ads that are set to air statewide in a six-figure buy. In one, titled “Fiscal,” Conway pledges to “hold the line on taxes” and touts his office’s record of winning high-dollar judgements during his two terms... Read more 

Bobby Sherman, John Arnold must also pay as part of LRC lawsuit settlement

07/28/2015 12:00 AM

Former Legislative Research Commissioner Director Bobby Sherman and former lawmaker John Arnold will pay undisclosed sums to plaintiffs who recently settled sexual harassment lawsuits against the Legislative Research Commission. Louisville attorney Thomas Clay, who represents the three current and former LRC staffers who sued the agency and others in October 2013, declined to discuss terms with Sherman and Arnold, a former Democratic representative from Sturgis. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Monday that the pair, who both left their positions a month after... Read more 

Attorney general candidate Andy Beshear rolls out seven-point plan to combat child abuse

07/27/2015 10:39 PM

Democratic candidate for attorney general Andy Beshear has released a series of proposed reforms to prevent child abuse in the commonwealth. On Monday Beshear announced a seven-point plan aimed at cracking down on child abuse in Kentucky. Nearly 23,000 kids in Kentucky were found to be in need of services in 2014, according to Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky upon their review of data from Child Protective Services and the Department for Community Based Services. According to the group, the number of... Read more 

'Pill-mill bill' showing progress, but officials say work remains to combat drug abuse in Kentucky

07/27/2015 07:27 PM

FRANKFORT – A state law targeting prescription drug abuse has shown signs of progress since its enactment in 2012, with fewer patients “doctor shopping” for pills and more physicians searching Kentucky’s narcotic drug database before writing prescriptions, according to a study released Monday. Gov. Steve Beshear, flanked by Attorney General Jack Conway, Senate President Robert Stivers, House Speaker Greg Stumbo and other state officials, said the University of Kentucky Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy’s study covering July 2012 through March... Read more 

Miss Kentucky USA Katie George on Donald Trump comments: "I wish he hadn't said it"

07/27/2015 07:16 PM

Those who tuned in to NBC earlier this month hoping to catch the Miss USA pageant might have missed Louisville native Miss Kentucky USA Katie George as she placed 11th in the competition. That’s because controversial comments about Mexican immigrants by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who co-owns the pageant, caused NBC and Spanish-language challenge Univision to drop the pageant. During Trump’s June campaign launch, the billionaire real-estate mogul said some Mexican immigrants crossing the borders are drug smuggling “rapists” and “killers.” The... Read more 

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