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“Just in case” abortion bill clears House committee

A bill to ban abortion in Kentucky, should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, easily cleared the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.
Damon Thayer (photo by the Herald-Leader via Kentucky Press News Service)

Top senator pushing bill to strip Grimes of her power over...

A top Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation that would strip SOS Alison Lundergan Grimes of her authority over the Kentucky State Board of Elections.

Grimes calls for immediate release of all voter registration system searches

In response to allegations of misuse, SOS Alison Lundergan Grimes called for the public release of all searches of the state's voter registration system.
TVA's Paradise Coal Plant (photo by Tennessee Valley Authority [public domain] via Wikimedia Commons)

A Kentucky coal plant is too expensive, but Trump and Bevin...

Trump and Bevin are pressuring TVA to keep a coal-fired power plant operating, even though the utility has concluded that the plant is unreliable.

Anti-solar bill flies through Senate

SB 100, an anti-solar bill pushed by utilities, flew through the KY Senate in record time, and will be heard in a House committee today (Thursday).

Dem first up on TV in state Senate special election

Darrell Pugh, running for state Senate from Senate district 31, is the first candidate in the race with a television ad. It began running Wednesday.

Massie votes with Dems to pull troops out of Yemen

In a vote against President Trump, Rep. Thomas Massie voted for a House resolution telling the President to pull U.S. troops out of Yemen within 30 days.
Bank roll (public domain from Wikimedia Commons

Private school tax break would take dollars from public services

HB 205 and SB 118 do this by establishing the most generous tax break on the books in Kentucky for contributions made for private school scholarships.
(photo Chalmers Butterfield [CC BY 2.5] via Wikimedia Commons)

Nursing home lobbyists write bills to restrict inspections and lawsuits against...

Lobbyists for Kentucky’s nursing homes have helped write two bills in KYGA19 that would place new restrictions on state inspections of nursing homes.
Graph comparing Kentucky to the U.S. and neighboring states in personal income growth (via Pew Charitable Trusts)

Kentucky lags in personal income growth

Since the recession of 2007, the personal income of KY citizens grew at an average  rate of 1.4% – but the average for the rest of the country was 1.9%.
Ky Supreme Court Chambers

SCOKY asked to overturn Marsy’s Law

The Kentucky Supreme Court was asked to overturn statewide election results from last November that would grant new constitutional rights to crime victims.
Vaping (photo by Lindsay Fox at her blog [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

Tobacco-free school bill moves to full House; passage expected

A bill to make Kentucky school properties tobacco-free passed unanimously out of the House health committee, and will be voted on Monday, Feb. 11.

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