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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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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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