Senate Week In Review

March 27, 2015

FRANKFORT — State senators worked early into Wednesday morning, the final day of the session, to ensure the passage of the hallmark piece of legislation of the session – an omnibus bill designed to fight the devastating heroin epidemic. Bipartisan agreement was reached on two other key issues – stabilizing the road fund and expanding… Continue Reading

March 13, 2015

FRANKFORT — State senators worked late into the night on Wednesday passing a myriad of bills and working to find mutual understanding on others before starting the veto recess. The bills that received final passage covered a range of topics important to Kentuckians such as education, cancer research child abuse, rape, and drug addiction. Following… Continue Reading

February 27, 2015

FRANKFORT — With just one full week of the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly remaining, the Senate continued to pass a high number of bills for a short, or non-budget, year. The bills have tackled some issues that are important to Kentuckians – education, drug abuse, domestic violence and health care. The… Continue Reading

February 20, 2015

FRANKFORT — As record-setting snows gave way to record-setting cold temperatures across Kentucky, the state Senate continued to pass a flurry of bills during its fourth week in session – even though it was an abbreviated week. While the weather forced us to remain in adjournment until Thursday, we quickly got back to work passing… Continue Reading

February 13, 2015

FRANKFORT — We are nearing the halfway point of this 30-day legislative session, and an important mile-marker passed Friday — the last day to file new bills in the Senate. So we now have a clear idea of what Senate legislation we have to consider. Fairly soon, we will wrap up our work on Senate-sponsored… Continue Reading

February 6, 2015

FRANKFORT — Lawmakers returned to Frankfort this week to reconvene the 2015 Regular Session with an abundance of issues on the table. We heard competing ideas on urgent matters ranging from increasing economic growth, improving education and keeping our communities safe. We came together in a bipartisan spirit to improve care for stroke victims in… Continue Reading

January 9, 2015

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly convened the 2015 Legislative Session on Tuesday, January 6th. The first week of the odd year session is traditionally spent performing organizational activities such as the election of leadership, appointment of committees and attending legislative ethics training. Committee meetings and the passage of bills normally do not occur until… Continue Reading

April 3, 2014

Approving the state budget has been called one of the toughest, most important duties of the General Assembly. The 250-page document leaves the governor’s office as a proposal in January. Getting an agreed-upon, finalized version back to his desk in the spring is truly a monumental task. Needs are coupled with resources. Appropriations are matched… Continue Reading

March 21, 2014

Meetings, proceedings and work days stretched past daylight’s end this week as the session calendar hastened legislative priorities. Important bills were debated and discussed, passed from committees, from chambers and from the legislature to the governor with the hallmark intensity of session’s final days. Work continued on the budget as lawmakers met throughout the week… Continue Reading

March 7, 2014

Many lawmakers joined thousands of Kentuckians gathered along Capitol Avenue Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Frankfort. Dr. King led 10,000 others in a march up to the front door of our Capitol on March 5, 1964 in support of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. Retracing his… Continue Reading

Paid for by Denise Harper Angel for State Senate, Catherine A. Dreier, CPA, Treasurer