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Lawmakers 'making progress' with Kentucky's spending plan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – A day-long meeting by the House-Senate Conference Committee on Wednesday, but no agreement on a two-year state spending plan.

Lawmakers squeeze in time to focus solely on budget work

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Kentucky lawmakers announced a schedule change to the calendar for the 2018 regular session on Tuesday afternoon.

Big win for TVA in-lieu-of-taxes bill

House Bill 114 passed the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee Tuesday morning. It now heads to the Senate floor for a vote as soon as Thursday.

Kentucky pension bill still on 'life support,' says sponsor

Senate Bill 1, the controversial plan to overhaul Kentucky’s ailing pension system, is still on “life support,” according to its sponsor.

Committee eliminates funding for private prisons

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - The House-Senate Conference Committee trying to come to an agreement on a two-year state budget removed funding for private prisons sought by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration on Monday.

Workers’ compensation system reform passes through Senate

Legislation to update the state’s workers’ compensation system to provide better care for injured workers and more affordable workers’ compensation costs for Kentucky businesses passed out of the Senate Thursday evening with a 23-14 vote, sending it back to the House for concurrence.

Combined House-Senate committee could begin meeting today

A House-Senate conference committee will soon begin meeting to hammer out agreements in the versions of the state budget bills approved by each chamber.

Workers' Compensation bill passes out of committee

The Senate State and Local Government Committee passed House Bill 2 by a vote of 7-4, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Frankfort. HB 2 updates workers’ compensation laws in Kentucky. It was sponsored by Rep. Adam Koenig.

HB 609 discussed in committee

The long-awaited public hearing on House Bill 609, regarding transportation infrastructure funding, took place in the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee meeting Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

TVA in-lieu-of-taxes bill pushes toward finish line

The TVA in-lieu-of-tax bill continues to show strong support by many legislators as we approach the last few days of the General Session.