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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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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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