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Kentucky Senate rolls over for NRA

A legislature parades grieving parents of gunshot victims before a committee, then takes orders directly from the NRA? Moral bankruptcy.

The General Assembly has lost its mind over abortion

"Abortion." Just say the word, and people are ready to fight. But even given the emotions around it, why has the KYGA lost its mind over this issue?
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Tobacco-free schools bill hits a snag, but prospects still appear favorable

House Bill 11 passed unanimously out of committee and was put on consent calendar, but was moved to regular orders, for debate.
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Two anti-abortion bills flying through the legislature

Two anti-abortion bills are both on fast tracks in the General Assembly, having been passed by their respective houses by large margins.

Anti-solar bill improved by House, goes back to Senate

SB 100, the anti-solar bill pushed by utility companies, was made less anti-solar by amendments in the Kentucky House, and now goes back to the Senate.

New bill would require “In God We Trust” in all public schools

House Bill 46, promoted by the Legislative Prayer Caucus, requires all Kentucky public schools to display "In God We Trust" prominently within the building.

“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.
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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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House health panel’s new chair starts fast, with bills to ban school tobacco use,...

Rep. Kim Moser says she has the votes to make schools tobacco-free, urge medical-marijuana research, and make it easier to get treatment for addiction.
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Beware of voter suppression bills!

The next step in the GOP playbook should be voter suppression. The fact that there’s no such bill pre-filed in KYGA19 spells trouble.
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Bill filed to reverse non-profit sales tax

A bill recently filed in the Kentucky House of Representatives, House Bill 28, would reverse the sales tax on non-profit and charitable organizations.
Robert Kahne and Jazmin Smith, the hosts of My Old Kentucky Podcast

KYGA19 Session Update – school safety, Senate progress, Franklin Circuit Court changes, & more!

In this week's "My Old Kentucky Podcast," Jazmin and Robert tackle the first week of the KYGA19 session, including the five bills already passed.

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