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Hemp legislation goes to Senate

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

Strangulation bill goes to the House

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

House to consider concealed carry legislation

The state Senate passed a measure that would allow someone to carry a concealed firearm without a license.

Pew Launches New Resource for State and Local Leaders

The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative has launched a new online resource center that provides case studies about the effective use of data by state and local governments.

KRS Pension Payments by County

Pension benefits that are paid out to retirees and beneficiaries of the Kentucky Retirement System (KRS) are significant and can have a big impact on a county’s economy.

Follow the bills: Keep track of what lawmakers are doing

With the 2019 session of the Kentucky Legislature about to start again, pension reform and several other topics are expected to dominate the discussion.

Recount in Kentucky House race ends in tie

State law indicates the Election Contest Board must choose the winner by drawing lots, but Jim Glenn (D) has already been sworn in, and his attorney says to remove him he must be impeached.

Public pension group working to get bill prepared for session

One of the co-chairs of the General Assembly’s Public Pension Working Group says they should know by Friday whether they will have a bill ready for action during the 2019 General Assembly.

KY Public Pensions 101: Who is in CERS?

The public pensions world can be confusing and full of jargon. Below is a brief explanation of the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) and where membership fits into the overall public pension system in Kentucky

Trends in Kentucky County Population

From 2010-2017, population grew in 55 Kentucky counties, but growth rates varied significantly across the state.