Legislature in session; house institutes new rules, has temporary Majority Leader; Senate delays SB 1
There was a new look in House leadership for both Republicans and Democrats on the opening day of the 2020 General Assembly on Tuesday.
Northern Kentucky Tribune
Ky. Republican Lawmakers Rally Around Anti-'Sanctuary' Immigration Bill
Republican leaders in Kentucky's legislature are rallying around a bill that would ban cities, public agencies and universities from adopting so-called "sanctuary" policies that snub federal immigration officials.
Kentucky Eyes Single-Use Plastic Ban
The bill would ban plastic bags, straws and balloon launches, presenting promotional products companies with the potential for both opportunities and challenges.
Governor Beshear Reviewing Sanctuary City Legislation
Governor Andy Beshear said his administrative staff continues to examine a piece of legislation labeled as a priority by Kentucky Senate leaders. Senate Bill One prohibits cities in the Commonwealth from establishing sanctuary status regarding illegal immigrants.
Senate Bill 2 would require photo IDs to vote in Kentucky
Senate Bill 2, one of the Kentucky Senate's top priorities for this legislative session, would require voters to show a photo ID.
Controversial immigration bill given top priority by Kentucky Senate Republicans
Senate Republicans identified a controversial bill targeting illegal immigration as the chamber's top legislative priority on Tuesday, the first day of the Kentucky General Assembly's 2020 session.
Photo ID bill wins support from top election official
A bill aimed at requiring Kentuckians to present photo identification in order to vote won a quick endorsement Wednesday from the state's chief election official.
Booker files for Senate seat held by Mitch McConnell
Vowing to fight the status quo, state Rep. Charles Booker officially filed Wednesday to enter the Democratic primary in Kentucky for the seat held by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Kentucky Lawmaker Wants To Limit Governor's Pardoning Power
A Kentucky Republican lawmaker is seeking to limit the pardon powers of the governor, following a series of controversial pardons and commutations issued by former Gov. Matt Bevin during his final days in office.
Budget Looms As Key Issue As Kentucky Lawmakers Convene
Lawmakers are returning to Kentucky's Capitol to start a 60-day session that will be dominated by work on a new state budget. Lawmakers are returning to Kentucky's Capitol to start a 60-day session that will be dominated by work on a new state budget.
Pro-gun group aims to make counties '2nd Amendment Sanctuaries'
A group calling itself Kentucky United has brought to southcentral Kentucky its pro-gun message and its preemptive strike against any gun control legislation that might be considered in the Kentucky General Assembly.
Bowling Green Daily News
Improvements under school safety act will cost millions
Under a school safety bill signed into law last spring, Kentucky's public schools will see more counselors and school resource officers, along with an increased focus on equipping school staff to recognize and respond to students' traumatic experiences.
Bowling Green Daily News
Kentucky Democrat announces run for Rocky Adkins' former seat
A Kentucky Democrat has announced that he is running for the former seat of Rocky Adkins.
Human Trafficking Awareness Highlighted At State Capitol
The head of a Kentucky organization focusing on helping human trafficking victims move forward with their lives says more attention needs to be given to those paying for the criminal activity. A capitol event Tuesday recognized Human Trafficking Awareness month.
Kentucky Bill Would Ban Plastic Bags, Styrofoam Containers
A bill filed ahead of this year's legislative session would ban retailers from providing certain kinds of plastic bags and limit the use of plastic straws and foam containers.
Carroll files bill mandating child abuse in schools be reported immediately
Tuesday is the start of a new legislative session in Kentucky.