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3/11/2019

Does your county have an Opportunity Zone?

There are 144 Opportunity Zones in 84 counties in Kentucky.
3/8/2019

Medical marijuana bill headed to the House

A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky is on its way to the full House for a vote.
2/28/2019

School safety bill moves toward final passage

School safety improvements in Senate Bill 1—the top legislative priority of 2019 Kentucky General Assembly leaders—moved a step closer to becoming law after being amended and passed by the Kentucky House.
2/27/2019

State parks infuse millions of dollars into Kentucky counties every year

There’s a state park location in almost half of Kentucky counties.
2/26/2019

Campaign finance e-file bill goes to governor

Legislation that would allow all elected officials in Kentucky to electronically file their campaign finance reports passed the Kentucky General Assembly.
2/26/2019

Lawmakers discuss restoring voting rights to felons

A bill to automatically restore voting rights to felons upon completion of their sentence and making full restitution had its first hearing before a legislative committee.
2/22/2019

Bills gaining traction this week

Possible new laws advanced in the legislative process the week relating to pregnant workers, felony expungement, sexual assault victims, sports wagering and more.
2/20/2019

More than 1 in 7 Kentuckians live in households struggling with hunger

Almost 15 percent of Kentuckians live in households with food insecurity.
2/19/2019

Hemp legislation goes to Senate

Kentucky would expand its definition of industrial hemp to match language in the 2018 Farm Bill.
2/19/2019

Strangulation bill goes to the House

Senate Bill 70 would make non-fatal strangulation a felony.