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Bill to amp up pharmacists’ role in opioid fight goes to Senate

Kentucky’s community pharmacies would play a bigger role in the state’s fight against opioid addiction under legislation that has passed the state House.

Budget bill now in hands of the Senate

The budget bill, House Bill 200, passed the House last week on a 76-15 vote. The bill now is in possession of the Senate, and KACo staff members are reaching out to Senate leaders and Appropriations and Revenue Committee members to review the positives and negatives for counties in the House Budget.

Six takeaways from the new House budget and how it differs from Gov. Bevin's proposal

An updated 2018-20 budget that includes significant changes from the proposal Gov. Matt Bevin unveiled last month is on its way to the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives, where it could be approved Thursday afternoon.

Terrorism bill approved by House panel

The House Judiciary Committee advanced legislation today that addresses prosecution of terrorists under state statute.

Senators look to curb sales of stolen items

It would get harder to pawn stolen loot under a measure that passed the state Senate by a 35-0 vote Wednesday, Feb. 21.

County jailers, state medical examiners make case for funding restoration

County jailers and the state medical examiners were among the groups seeking restoration of funding before a legislative committee Tuesday.

Workers' Compensation Reform bill includes benefits to workers and employers

A bill that would make workers’ compensation insurance more affordable for Kentucky counties is gaining momentum.

What happened this week at the Capitol

The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 session reached its halfway point this week. While several bills have already been delivered to the governor to be signed in to law, much of lawmakers’ work so far has focused on laying the foundation for what’s to come in the second half of the session.

Senate passes bill directing money to jail security

The Senate passed a measure Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 designed to enhance security at cash-strapped count jails.

Senate committee moves alcohol-licensing bill

A Senate committee passed a measure today to preserve the status quo in determining how many liquor licenses are issued in individual cities and counties.