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Western Reacts to House Bill One Rejection

Posted: 03/28/2007 - Another bill that has passed the General Assembly will increase in the speed limit. Senator Brett Guthrie represents Butler and Warren Counties sponsored the bill.

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Boni Bill Passed

Posted: 03/28/2007 - The short session of the General Assembly is officially over. For the past two days lawmakers were in Frankfort, Ky., trying to deal with a number of unresolved legislative issues.

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Spending Projects Do Not Pass General Assembly

Updated: 03/28/2007 - Efforts to restore millions of dollars worth of spending projects for Kentucky universities and other causes have not passed in the General Assembly.

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General Assembly Adjourns

Updated: 03/28/2007 - Lawmakers adjourn the 2007 regular session of the General Assembly. They’ll return on January 8, 2008, unless Governor Fletcher calls a special session.

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Kentucky Speed Limits Increase

Posted: 03/27/2007 - Your drive time on Kentucky interstates could be cut just in time for summer travel. Governor Ernie Fletcher signed House Bill 83 which would increase speed limits from 65 to 70 miles-per-hour on our interstates and parkways, but a safety study will be done throughout the state before any speed limits are raised.

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Mongiardo in Trouble?

Updated: 03/26/2007 - A candidate for lieutenant governor failed to disclose a financial interest he holds in a Frankfort apartment complex. State Senator Daniel Mongiardo said he is a passive investor in the apartments.

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Lawmakers Return to Frankfort

Updated: 03/26/2007 - Kentucky lawmakers returned today, Monday, March 26, 2007, for the final two days of this year’s regular session, but members of the House and Senate still cannot agree on some key issues. Several spending issues are causing a lot of debate.

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Governor's Race Ethics Filing

Updated: 03/26/2007 - A candidate for Lieutenant Governor failed to disclose a financial interest he holds in a $725,000 Frankfort apartment complex in a mandatory disclosure form filed with two state agencies.

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Minimum Wage Increase

Updated: 03/23/2007 - Under a bill signed by Governor Fletcher, the state’s lowest paid workers will get a pay raise.

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Fletcher Signs Mine Safety Bill

Updated: 03/23/2007 - Governor Ernie Fletcher signs a mine safety bill that will provide new safety measures for coal miners. House Bill 207 was sponsored by Representative Brent Yonts of Greenville, Ky.

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Popular Vote Legislation

Updated: 03/22/2007 - Kentucky would join other states in an effort to by-pass the electoral college under a plan pending in the Kentucky House. Under the measure, Kentucky would instead pick the president by popular vote.

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Briefing on Pension Funds

Updated: 03/22/2007 - Kentucky Senate President David Williams said he’s inviting all state lawmakers to a briefing Friday, March 23, 2007, to talk about the Senate Plan on State Pension Funds.

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City Commission Meeting Recap

Updated: 03/22/2007 - Bowling Green City Commissioners vote to stay the course when it comes to the city's Inter-Local agreement with the county and the Inter-Modal Transportation Authority.

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Speed Limit Law Passes

Posted: 03/22/2007 - In Frankfort, Governor Ernie Fletcher signs a bill allowing an increase in the speed limit on certain parts of Interstate 65. The bill specifies the increase will only come after an Engineering Safety Study is done by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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Pension System Proposal

Posted: 03/22/2007 - The potential overhaul of the State Pension System receives criticism from U.S. Senator Jim Bunning. The pension overall has been endorsed by Governor Fletcher and the State Senate, but has yet to pass.

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Speaker Richards Opens Local Campaign Office

Posted: 03/21/2007 - The Kentucky Speaker of the House said his hometown is the heart of his campaign for governor. Jody Richards announced the opening of his local campaign office.

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Warren County Insurance Premium Tax a No-Go

Updated: 03/19/2007 - A possible insurance premium tax for Warren County residents is a no-go and now a Budget and Revenue Committee will look at other options for the county's three-million dollar shortfall.

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