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Tax on KY Lottery Sales No Longer Being Considered

Updated: 02/25/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Lawmakers won't pursue a 6 percent tax on lottery tickets as a source of revenue to shore up Kentucky's financially troubled pension system for government retirees.

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Tweaks to KY Prescription Drug Law Get Initial OK

Updated: 02/25/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Lawmakers are considering modifications to Kentucky's prescription drug law to exempt patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice centers, from rules intended to make it more difficult for addicts to get painkillers.

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Obama Urges Congress to 'Compromise' on Cuts

Updated: 02/25/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says Congress can keep across-the-board cuts from taking effect with "just a little bit of compromise."

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House Passes Law Raising Minimum Dropout Age to 18

Posted: 02/14/2013 - The proposal would increase the dropout age incrementally from 16 to 17 to 18 over a period of years, giving both students and school districts time to adjust to the change.

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Chris Christie to Address His Weight on Own Terms

Posted: 02/08/2013 - This week's focus on the New Jersey governor's weight is raising new questions about whether this is a fresh attempt to prepare for an eventual presidential run.

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Abortion Ultrasound Bill Clears First Hurdle

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Persistent Senate Republicans are again pushing a bill that would require doctors to allow women seeking abortions to look at ultrasound images.

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Longshot Legislation Would Toughen Gun Laws in KY

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Democratic state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian of Louisville and Democratic Sen. Kathy Stein of Lexington said Thursday the measure could save lives. But they gave it little chance of passing this year.

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KY House Committee Approves University Construction

Updated: 02/06/2013 - The biggest expenditure would be $110 million to renovate UK's Commonwealth Stadium. Morehead, Murray, Northern and Western Kentucky Universities also would get upgrades, as would the University of Louisville.

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KY Gambling Proponents Divided on How to Proceed

Updated: 02/05/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear says disagreement among gambling advocates has made it unlikely the Legislature can pass a constitutional amendment on casinos this year

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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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