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KY Lawmakers Scrutinizing Special Taxing Districts

Updated: 02/05/2013 - House Speaker Greg Stumbo unveiled legislation Tuesday, intended to create more accountability for the special taxing districts that spend some $2.7 billion a year to operate everything from rural fire departments to libraries.

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Guthrie Sworn in for Third Term

Posted: 01/03/2013 - Republican U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie from Kentucky's 2nd congressional district, was sworn in for a third term by Speaker John Boehner Thursday.

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McConnell Called Obstructionist by KY Critics

Updated: 01/03/2013 - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, a key negotiator in fiscal cliff talks, has come under attack from groups back home, who brand him as an obstructionist whose strategy has benefited many of his campaign donors.

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Beshear Urges McConnell, Paul to Pass River Legislation

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Legislation would force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release water from the Missouri River, to raise the water level on the Mississippi, where drought conditions could soon halt barge traffic.

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Tea Party Leader Leaving U.S. Senate

Updated: 12/06/2012 - U.S. Senator Jim DeMint shocked Washington on Thursday, when he said he would step down on January 1 to join the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.

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Tea Party Ends Petition Drive in Pulaski County

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Barb Sanders, a leader of the anti-tax group in Pulaski County, said in a statement that the petition drive may be unnecessary now that lawmakers are drafting legislation to hold special taxing districts accountable.

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Senate Republicans to Choose Leaders Tuesday

Updated: 11/26/2012 - The election was triggered by the resignation earlier this month of longtime Senate President David Williams, who gave up his Senate seat to accept a judicial appointment in southern Kentucky.

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Beshear Names Jane Driskell State Budget Director

Posted: 11/19/2012 - Gov. Steve Beshear says Driskell's "vast experience in handling financial management issues" will be beneficial, as his administration implements the current budget and drafts future ones.

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Comer: Passing Hemp Legislation is Top Priority

Posted: 11/14/2012 - Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says passing hemp legislation will be his top priority in the next session of the state General Assembly.

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Beshear Schedules Election to Replace Williams

Updated: 11/08/2012 - Two potential candidates have already announced they will seek the Republican nomination for the seat left vacant when David Williams accepted an appointment to become a circuit judge.

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