Senate Week In Review

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

March 4, 2014

As we welcome March at the capitol, we will see some of the legislature’s biggest issues – like the state’s biennial budget – brought to the forefront. For us, March brings late nights and hard decisions as we work to reach a consensus on the most fiscally-responsible way to keep our state moving forward. Senate…

February 21, 2014

After a pause in legislative work on Monday in observance of President’s Day, the General Assembly reconvened on Tuesday ready to begin the second, busiest half of the legislative session. In the coming weeks, we will consider some of our most complex and significant bills, including the state’s biennial budget. There are few things lawmakers…

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