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Senate Democrats elect new leadership team ahead of 2019 session

Kentucky Senate Democrats elected their leadership team for the next two years.

Ky. House Standing Committee chairs announced

The House Standing Committee chairs that will serve for the next two years have been announced. Six committee chairs have changed.

Lawmaker proposes two election bills

Senator Reginald Thomas announces that he will file two election bills that could have a big impact on Kentucky county clerks.

Kentucky banks seek tax changes ahead of legislative session

Counties may have to give up one of their needed revenue sources, the Bank Franchise Tax.

County clerks’ group talks elections with lawmakers

How to give more leeway to Kentucky voters who want to cast ballots before Election Day was considered during committee testimony from the Kentucky County Clerks Association.

6 new faces among committee chairs for Senate Republican Caucus

Six out of 14 Senate standing committees will have a new chairman when lawmakers convene in January.

Federal loans to increase rural projects

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao unveils initiative to expand access to a federal loan program that could increase rural infrastructure projects.

Lawmakers support rolling back parts of workers comp law

Legislation proposed would roll back the sections of the workers comp law passed this year that significantly limits the number of state-certified doctors eligible to diagnose black lung disease.

Lawmakers propose tougher hate crime law

Jefferson County legislators have filed a bill that aims to make criminal homicide and fetal homicide a hate crime in Kentucky.

Camp Nelson becomes national monument

Camp Nelson, in Nicholasville, KY, was officially designated as a national monument on Saturday. Camp Nelson was a Union Army depot during the Civil War and a recruiting center for black soldiers.