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Sen. Harper Angel continues effort to have rape kits tested

Sen. Harper Angel continues effort to have rape kits tested

FRANKFORT – Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, yesterday filed legislation, Senate Bill 63,  to establish policies and procedures for the swift and proper handling of sexual assault evidence kits.  The bill is in response to former state Auditor Adam Edelen’s report that found there are 3,090 untested kits scattered across Kentucky.  Senate Joint Resolution 20,… Continue Reading

Sen. Denise Harper Angel honored with “Champion for Justice” Award at KASAP/KCADV conference

Sen. Denise Harper Angel honored with “Champion for Justice” Award at KASAP/KCADV conference

Lexington, Ky. (Dec. 4, 2015) – Senator Denise Harper Angel received the “Champions for Justice” Award at the Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference in Lexington today. Harper Angel is being honored for bringing attention to the backlog of rape kits at Kentucky’s crime lab.  Harper-Angel sponsored a resolution passed by the General Assembly that called… Continue Reading

Governor Beshear ceremonially signs SJR 20

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Assistance available to Kentuckians post April storms and flooding

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Governor holds ceremonial signing of dating violence bill

Governor holds ceremonial signing of dating violence bill

Senator Harper Angel says measure is long overdue FRANKFORT – Governor Steve Beshear 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 process… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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