(For the Week Ending March 28, 2020)
Kentucky will receive about $1.7 billion from from the federal government as part of the coronavirus relief bill signed into law on Friday, according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced signing 36 bills into law on Saturday, in addition to vetoing two bills dealing with special taxing districts and government notices posted in newspapers.
A controversial bill to shift more power to the attorney general to regulate abortion clinics shot through a Senate committee Thursday, after no opponents attended or spoke because of potential coronavirus contagion.
A bill meant to reinforce emergency measures ordered by Gov. Andy Beshear during the coronavirus pandemic, including provisions to protect workers and businesses, passed the Kentucky General Assembly Thursday.
A Republican state lawmaker seeks to restrict Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's power to issue broad executive orders during the coronavirus crisis, and she would let businesses damaged by the shutdown sue the state of Kentucky for relief if they believe Beshear overreached.
Kentucky lawmakers negotiating the state's next two-year budget agreed Wednesday to fully fund the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS), rejecting the Senate's proposal to withhold more than $1 billion in funding in exchange for structural reforms to the pension program.