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Lobbyists attempting to repeal corporate tax measure

Since the end of the 2018 legislative session, there has been an ongoing effort by large, multistate corporations to repeal “combined reporting" for taxes, one of the few loopholes actually closed by the revenue bill.

Higdon steps aside as Senate president pro tem

Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, will no longer be president pro tem when the Kentucky Senate reconvenes in January.

Lawsuit that alleges Wall Street duped Kentucky pension plan will proceed

The lawsuit alleging that Wall Street money managers caused Kentucky Retirement Systems to gamble on risky hedge fund investments will proceed.

Two Central Kentucky state senators lose committee chairmanships

Two veteran Kentucky Republican senators — Alice Forgy Kerr of Lexington and Tom Buford of Nicholasville — have lost their committee chairmanships.

Stop bulldozing homeless camps in freezing weather, councilman says

A Louisville Metro Council member wants the city to stop forcing homeless people to move during times of intense cold, and when there's no permanent solution for relocation.

School safety bill, job creation top priorities for Ky. Senate Republicans during 2019 General Assembly

Kentucky Senate Republicans held their annual planning retreat, and listed some of their priorities for the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly.

Farm bill a priority when Congress returns

With the holiday over and the elections in the rearview mirror, lawmakers in the nation’s capital are getting back to work. A central Illinois congressman says one thing we can expect soon is a farm bill.

State government civics survey leaves many people stumped

Americans may need to brush up on their knowledge about state government, the results of a new survey suggests.

Bevin to lead econ mission to India

The U.S. Department of Commerce has selected Gov. Matt Bevin to lead an economic development delegation to India in mid-January

Lawmakers, business leaders urge McConnell to call for criminal justice reform vote

A bipartisan group of government and community leaders called on Senator McConnell to stop holding up a vote on a federal criminal justice reform bill.

AFL-CIO President Londrigan to be honored at KY Alliance dinner

Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan will be presented with the Anne Braden Lifetime Achievement Award at a dinner on Dec. 14.

Few Kentucky police agencies report what they take through asset forfeiture

Of 323 law enforcement agencies listed in statewide data, only 11 percent reported the details of their asset forfeiture seizures as required by law.