Senate Week In Review

Senate Week in Review February 5, 2016

Senate Week in Review February 5, 2016

FRANKFORT —The fifth week of the 2016 General Assembly was a time to reflect on the giants that have served before us in the Kentucky Senate while keeping a focus on the task at hand – being fiscal stewards of tax dollars while navigating the state through an ever-changing world. The contemplation was prompted by… Continue Reading

Senate Week in Review January 29, 2016

Senate Week in Review January 29, 2016

FRANKFORT — The success of a legislative session is often defined on an issue that emerges out of committee meetings, floor debates and rallies that punctuate the lawmaking process. Last year it was the heroin epidemic. This year Kentucky’s burgeoning pension crisis is the marque issue facing lawmakers.  The governor’s proposed 24-month state budget, rolled… Continue Reading

Senate Week in Review January 21, 2016

Senate Week in Review January 21, 2016

FRANKFORT — The major task of the General Assembly this session is to pass a $20 billion financial plan to carry Kentucky through the next two years. On Tuesday, the governor will present his budget recommendations through a joint session of the House of Representatives and Senate. While state Senators wait to receive the general… Continue Reading

Senate Week in Review January 15, 2016

Senate Week in Review January 15, 2016

FRANKFORT — During the second week of the 2016 General Assembly, state legislators settled into the familiar rhythm for a session. Bills began to be introduced, debated in committees and brought to the Senate floor for a vote. It is the institution’s customary way to bring order out of a chaotic-appearing democratic process that has… Continue Reading

Senate Week in Review January 8, 2016

Senate Week in Review January 8, 2016

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly convened Jan. 5 for the 2016 legislative session, with more than 200 bills already filed and ready to start working their way through the legislative process. The session began with a new Governor — Matt Bevin. The Governor will lay out his plans for the session – specifically his… Continue Reading

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

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