With Jefferson County Public Schools shut down for the third straight day - on the heels of three other recent teacher "sickouts" - a Louisville lawmaker is calling for the district to take action against the protesting educators.
Gov. Matt Bevin says he will likely sign off on a tax bill that reduces state revenue by about $105 million per year. The changes are mostly due to an adjustment in the way local banks get taxed by the state, but also include several other tax breaks.
It was a late night in Frankfort as lawmakers rushed to pass bills on the final night before entering the 10 day veto recess.
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News that lawmakers declared two controversial education bills dead this session failed to satisfy hundreds of teachers protesting at the Capitol on Wednesday.
The bill that would have put sweeping new restrictions on public access to government records won't be approved by the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly.
Kentucky lawmakers believe they've found a way for regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies like health departments to ease some of the financial burdens posed by an overwhelmed state pension system, but they acknowledge it will still cause pain.
House and Senate members on the free conference committee attempted to tackle tax reform changes and made some progress on agreements when they met Tuesday morning.
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A resolution directing the state to review its response to the deadly hepatitis A outbreak is advancing in the Kentucky legislature.
Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law Monday a bill that lets people carry a concealed gun without first getting a permit or completing a background check and safety training.
The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed a bill that would once again allow employers to force employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment.
Amid massive protests from teachers in the state Capitol Thursday, Gov. Matt Bevin spoke at an anti-abortion rally celebrating several bills that would restrict the procedure.