Legislation on revenge porn, insurance coverage of amino-acid-based formula pass House

FRANKFORT – The state House of Representatives passed a pair of bills on Friday that would target the distribution of explicit sexual material and...

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Thayer calls for overhaul Kentucky Horse Park Commission; seeks state audit

FRANKFORT – Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, says the Kentucky Horse Park is being mismanaged and has filed a bill which would...

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UK president bemoans "draconian" cuts, performance-based funding before House budget subcommittee, but Bevin says he won't budge

FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget proposal will be felt by students, faculty and staff at the University of Kentucky if the governor’s proposed...

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New group formed by former Gov. Beshear looks to defend health initiatives that Gov. Bevin wants to shutter, amend

Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, two months out of office, said Thursday that his conscience would not allow him to “ride off into the sunset”...

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Senate's priority education reform bill passes education committee

FRANKFORT — The state Senate’s top priority bill, which would change the way the state would review their educational standards and how schools and...

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Senate Bill 5 amended to offer separate marriage license forms, clearing committee

FRANKFORT — Couples would pick between two marriage licenses once they tie the knot under a bill passed by the Senate State and Local...

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Legislation on revenge porn, insurance coverage of amino-acid-based formula pass House

02/12/2016 04:14 PM

FRANKFORT – The state House of Representatives passed a pair of bills on Friday that would target the distribution of explicit sexual material and ensure coverage of an amino-acid-based formula for those suffering from eosinophilic disorders. Both measures passed on 92-0 votes. House Bill 110, sponsored by Rep. Joni Jenkins, would make the distribution of so-called revenge porn without the written consent of the other participant a Class A misdemeanor unless the individual profits from the material, in which case he or... Read more 

Thayer calls for overhaul Kentucky Horse Park Commission; seeks state audit

02/12/2016 02:13 PM

FRANKFORT – Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, says the Kentucky Horse Park is being mismanaged and has filed a bill which would reconstitute the Kentucky Horse Park Commission. Thayer fears that some currently on the board are there as a result of political patronage to former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear. Senate Bill 200 calls for nine members of the board selected by the governor, which is half of the current number of the commission. Three would be selected... Read more 

UK president bemoans "draconian" cuts, performance-based funding before House budget subcommittee, but Bevin says he won't budge

02/11/2016 11:21 PM

FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget proposal will be felt by students, faculty and staff at the University of Kentucky if the governor’s proposed cuts are enacted by the General Assembly, UK President Eli Capilouto told lawmakers on the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education Thursday. Capilouto challenged lawmakers to think of the university as “an economic engine that deserves more investment, not less.” He noted the institution’s work in cancer research and substance abuse treatment, and he said a... Read more 

New group formed by former Gov. Beshear looks to defend health initiatives that Gov. Bevin wants to shutter, amend

02/11/2016 09:04 PM

Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, two months out of office, said Thursday that his conscience would not allow him to “ride off into the sunset” as he unveiled a nonprofit group that will advocate to retain federal health reforms he enacted. Save Kentucky Healthcare, a 501(c )(4) organization, will be launching an online advertising campaign, said Beshear, who cited myriad statistics in defense of kynect, the state-based health exchange, and Medicaid expansion, such as the drop in uninsured rates across the... Read more 

Senate's priority education reform bill passes education committee

02/11/2016 05:34 PM

FRANKFORT — The state Senate’s top priority bill, which would change the way the state would review their educational standards and how schools and students would be evaluated, cleared the Senate Education Committee on Thursday. Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Sen. Mike Wilson, passed by a 9-3 vote with the three Democrats on the committee — Senate Minority Caucus Chairman Gerald Neal, D-Louisville; Sen. Reggie Thomas, D-Lexington; and Sen. Johnny Ray Turner, D-Prestonsburg — voting “no.” The bill looks to do away... Read more 

Senate Bill 5 amended to offer separate marriage license forms, clearing committee

02/10/2016 09:04 PM

FRANKFORT — Couples would pick between two marriage licenses once they tie the knot under a bill passed by the Senate State and Local Government Committee on Wednesday. The proposed change in Senate Bill 5 would allow newlyweds to choose licenses that identify them as first and second parties or bride and groom, and neither would bear the name of the county clerk. Sen. Steve West, a Paris Republican and the bill’s sponsor, says he hopes he’s found a compromise resolution on... Read more 

Senate, House committees pass companion bills dubbed "Noah's Law" on covering formula for eosinophilic disorder patients

02/10/2016 07:38 PM

FRANKFORT — A pair of bills that would ensure health coverage of amino-acid-based formulas consumed by those suffering from eosinophilic disorders unanimously cleared House and Senate committees on Wednesday. Senate Bill 146 and House Bill 353 emerged this year in response to a 9-year-old Pike County boy named Noah Greenhill, who suffers eosinophilic esophagitis and is the namesake of the bill called “Noah’s Law.” Noah suffers eosinophilic esophagitis, which affects his esophagus, and had for years suffered reflux, nausea, rashes and intense... Read more 

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