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Kentucky’s Democratic governor vetoes abortion legislation

Kentucky's Democratic governor has vetoed abortion legislation pushed by Republican lawmakers.

Beshear signs 35 bills, including tobacco, vaping restrictions

Vaping, ID, expunging acquittals and other items on the list of bills signed into law.

Foster child student bill advances to Senate

Legislation that would make it easier for foster children to change schools after a change in home placement has been approved by the state House.
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Senate OKs bill to limit companies running Medicaid program

The Kentucky Senate passed a bill to limit to three the number of managed care organizations hired by the state to run its massive Medicaid program.

Dual credit bill moves to House

Legislation to ensure dual credit hours earned in high school would be transferable to Kentucky’s colleges and universities unanimously passed the Senate Tuesday.

Bill banning female genital mutilation advances in Senate

Legislation that would make female genital mutilation illegal in Kentucky heads to the full Senate for a vote.

Kentucky lawmakers promote gun safety legislation

Three Kentucky lawmakers are crafting legislation that would allow family members and others to petition authorities to keep guns away from people deemed a threat.

Kentucky lawmakers promote gun safety legislation

Three Kentucky lawmakers are crafting legislation that would allow family members and others to petition authorities to keep guns away from people deemed a threat.

McConnell: Willing to offer hemp bill to resolve ‘glitches’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's willing to offer follow-up legislation if needed to resolve any "glitches" as hemp starts a new era as a legal agricultural commodity.

Committee advances medical marijuana bill in Kentucky

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky has won initial committee approval after lawmakers heard emotional testimony from people battling chronic pain and disease.
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Bill seeks to send big legal cases to statewide judges

The Senate passed a bill to allow state officials to bypass having their legal cases heard by a circuit judge criticized by Gov. Matt Bevin.

‘Kentuckians Vote for Animals’ announces rally at the State Capitol

'Kentuckians Vote for Animals' announced a rally will take place on the State Capitol steps Wednesday, February 6 at 1:30 p.m. 

Beshear proposes legislation to allow special statewide grand juries to seek justice, protect victims

AG could petition Supreme Court in cases involving crimes, victims in multiple counties

Beshear calls on Congress to close loophole allowing spread of deadly Fentanyl

Attorney General Andy Beshear is calling on federal lawmakers to close a loophole that allows those who traffic deadly fentanyl analogues to stay one step ahead of law enforcement.

Beshear calls for increased penalties for irresponsible drug makers

Attorney General Andy Beshear calls for legislation that would significantly increases the size of fines levied against irresponsible drug manufacturers.  
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Police protection bill advanced by Senate panel

A bill that would increase penalties for intentionally exposing a law enforcement officer to bodily fluids or bodily waste was approved today by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Senate bill to curb gun violence OK’d by House panel

Legislation to curb gun violence by convicted felons passed the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday on an 18-0 vote.
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Gang violence legislation moves to Senate

Criminal gang members could face felony penalties for gang recruitment and spend more time in jail under a bill that has cleared the Kentucky House.
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Lawmakers host school safety meeting

State lawmakers came together in Frankfort on Thursday to discuss school safety and what can be done to stop shootings and other violent incidents from continuing to happen.

Bill advances to create tip line for ethics complaints

Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill to create a tip line for legislative branch employees to report complaints of harassment or other misconduct.

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