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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.

Sine Die: 2019 Session Wraps Up

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

Lawmakers pass public pension plan in late-night session

Health departments, regional public universities and other quasi-governmental agencies will have to vote to stay in KRS with a frozen contribution rate for one year.

Nearly $17 million in county bank franchise tax revenue remains safe after legislative fix

A drafting error put local bank franchise taxes in jeopardy, but recent legislation resolves the issue, saving counties millions of dollars.

School safety, ‘In God We Trust’ measures signed into law

A ceremonial signing of a bill by Gov. Matt Bevin that some lawmakers consider the most important legislation they’ve passed in years took place at the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday.

Bills about test tube meat, hemp signed into law

Several bills from the 2019 General Assembly have become law with one legislative day to go.

Bill to boost funding for Kentucky state parks heads to governor’s desk

Additional dollars for Kentucky state parks will help revive and restore buildings and grounds.

Legislation passes to help counties sell or trade their surplus property

HB 335 amends the county surplus property statute to allow for the transfer of surplus property for economic development purposes and for surplus property to be sold by the Finance Cabinet under an agreement with the county.

Felony expungement bill goes to governor

Senate Bill 57 expands discretionary expungement to all Class D felonies, except those that involve a breach of public trust, sex offenses, crimes against children and violent crimes.

Tax reform bill heading to governor’s desk

The new law will eliminate the state's bank franchise tax and sales tax on nonprofit admission sales.