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Governor Beshear ceremonially signs SJR 20

FRANKFORT – Governor Steve Beshear today held a ceremonial signing for legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, that could expedite testing of sexual assault kits. Senate Joint Resolution 20 directs the Auditor of Public Accounts to study the number of sexual assault examination kits in the possession of Kentucky law enforcement and prosecutorial…

Gov. Beshear Sets New Minimum Wage for State Employees: $10.10

FRANKFORT, Ky.– Governor Steve Beshear is raising wages for state government’s lowest-paid workers. Beginning July 1, every person working for the executive branch of state government will earn at least $10.10 per hour, except for tipped employees whose wages will be more than doubled to $4.90 per hour. Governor Steve Beshear ceremonially signed an executive…

Assistance available to Kentuckians post April storms and flooding

Many citizens across Kentucky sustained losses during the April storms and flooding.  The U.S. Small Business Administration and FEMA are working diligently in Kentucky to provide assistance to businesses, homeowners and renters.  If you need assistance, I encourage you to contact one of the Jefferson County Disaster Loan Outreach Centers.  The centers are located at…

Opportunities for Free Manufacturing Training and Jobs This Week

Plan to attend May 12 Orientation and May 15 Job Fair to chart a new career course! Only One Orientation Session to qualify for May 18 free manufacturing training course Are you looking for a new job with a bright future? The Louisville region has hundreds of job openings in manufacturing, and employers are hiring! Act now…

KY schools encouraged to apply for  $5,000 Farm-to-School mini-grants

 FRANKFORT, Ky. — The National Farm to School Network is accepting applications from eligible schools or school districts in Kentucky for $5,000 mini-grants to help jump start new farm-to-school activities or ramp up existing programs. “I encourage Kentucky schools to apply for these mini-grants to enable their students to grow up healthy and eat more…

2015 General Assembly Accomplishments

Dear Friend, Now that the dust has settled from the 2015 Legislative Session, I would like to update you about the things the General Assembly accomplished over the past several months. Despite this being a short session, we tackled several weighty issues and passed some significant new laws. Many consider the heroin bill to be…

Governor holds ceremonial signing of dating violence bill

Senator Harper Angel says measure is long overdue FRANKFORT – Governor Steve Beshear yesterday held a ceremonial signing of the dating violence bill. House Bill 8 provides civil protection from domestic violence, sexual abuse or stalking for dating partners in the form of a protective order. The bill, sponsored by Rep. John Tilley, streamlines the…

Senator Harper Angel’s bill to expedite having rape kits tested passes House 98-0

FRANKFORT – Legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, that could expedite testing of sexual assault kits today passed the House and is one step closer to becoming law. Since there was a committee substitute added to the resolution, it will be returned to the Senate for concurrence before making its way to the…

Senator Harper Angel’s bill to expedite having rape kits tested now heads to House floor

FRANKFORT – Legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, that could expedite testing of sexual assault kits is headed to the House floor. However, a committee substitute added in the House Judiciary Committee will send the resolution back to the Senate for concurrence once it is approved by the full House. “This change should…

Senator Harper Angel sponsors legislation that could expedite having rape kits tested

FRANKFORT – Legislation, sponsored by Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, that would assist with the carriage of justice in sexual assault cases today passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate Joint Resolution 20 requires law enforcement agencies to count and report the number of untested rape kits in their possession. “Every woman who submits…

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