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5/16/2019

County Infrastructure Week: 5 Infographics

Counties play a significant role in building, improving and maintaining infrastructure in Kentucky, particularly roads and bridges. Here are five infographics that highlight the importance of having an effectively managed and well-funded infrastructure and how far behind the state has fallen in achieving those goals.
5/7/2019

Gov. Bevin lacks votes for special session on pensions, lawmakers say

Gov. Matt Bevin doesn't have enough support among lawmakers to call them to a special session on a pension-relief measure he vetoed, a powerful state legislator said Monday.
5/6/2019

Bevin’s revised pension relief plan picks up more key endorsements

Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed pension relief bill has gained key support from six representatives of local health departments, mental health centers and other quasi-governmental agencies.
5/3/2019

Regional University Presidents Endorse Bevin’s Pension Plan

Regional university presidents in Kentucky have endorsed a pension proposal drafted by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration that would affect county health departments.
5/1/2019

Gov. Bevin on pension bill: ‘It’s getting done’

Gov. Matt Bevin says legislation is ready and a special session will be called in May to provide relief for health departments and other quasi-governmental agencies who face a huge jump in pension costs July 1.
4/22/2019

16 counties targeted for help through $87 million grant awarded to U.K.

The University of Kentucky has been awarded an $87 million federal grant – the largest in the institution’s history – to reduce opioid deaths by 40 percent in 16 counties in the Commonwealth.
4/15/2019

What you need to know about Bevin's likely special pension session

Bevin vetoed a pension bill that would affect county health departments and intends to call a special session to address that legislation. Some health departments say they'll have to close without some pension relief.
4/10/2019

Bevin vetoes public pension bill, plans to call special session

Gov. Matt Bevin vetoed House Bill 358 which would have affected county health departments, regional public universities and other quasi-governmental agencies.
4/2/2019

Kentucky counties among highest in opioid prescriptions

In almost 1/3 of Kentucky counties, enough opioid prescriptions were dispensed in 2017 for every person in the county to have one. That being said, opioid prescriptions are declining in the state.
4/1/2019

Sine Die: 2019 Session Wraps Up

The General Assembly's 2019 session came to a close Thursday evening with more than 200 bills approved.