Kentucky Legislature http://wuky.org en Committee To Gather Info On Temporary Sales Tax http://wuky.org/post/committee-gather-info-temporary-sales-tax <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky.-- </span><span style="font-size:12.0pt; font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Should Kentucky citizens have the right to pass temporary sales tax increases for specific projects in their communities?</span> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:28:07 +0000 Associated Press 38016 at http://wuky.org Committee To Gather Info On Temporary Sales Tax Beshear Calls Lawmakers Back To Frankfort Aug. 19th http://wuky.org/post/beshear-calls-lawmakers-back-frankfort-aug-19th <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear has issued a call for a special legislative session to begin on Aug. 19 to deal with legislative and judicial redistricting.</span><span class="entry-content">&nbsp; He took the action on Thursday.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:30:55 +0000 Associated Press 33378 at http://wuky.org Beshear Calls Lawmakers Back To Frankfort Aug. 19th Mines Associated With Lawmaker Rack Up Violations http://wuky.org/post/mines-associated-lawmaker-rack-violations <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- An influential eastern Kentucky legislator owns the permits on Pike County coal mines that have repeatedly been cited by the state for safety and environmental violations.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:51:12 +0000 Associated Press 32822 at http://wuky.org Mines Associated With Lawmaker Rack Up Violations Graham Named Chairman Of House Education Committee http://wuky.org/post/graham-named-chairman-house-education-committee <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Democratic state Rep. Derrick Graham has been named chairman of the House Education Committee.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Graham, a retired teacher from Frankfort, replaces former state Rep. Carl Rollins who resigned to lead the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corp.</span></p> Sat, 25 May 2013 16:51:50 +0000 Associated Press 32067 at http://wuky.org Graham Named Chairman Of House Education Committee Beshear, State Officials Pledge Support For Improvement Projects At UK, And Other State Schools http://wuky.org/post/beshear-state-officials-pledge-support-improvement-projects-uk-and-other-state-schools <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor&nbsp; Steve Beshear, flanked by university presidents, Republicans and Democrats, made the push to authorize $363 million dollars in agency bonds to fund 11 campus improvement projects at universities across the state Thursday morning in Frankfort. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:08:34 +0000 Josh James & josh 25776 at http://wuky.org Beshear, State Officials Pledge Support For Improvement Projects At UK, And Other State Schools Gregory Wins Special Election To Senate Seat http://wuky.org/post/gregory-wins-special-election-senate-seat <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Republican state Rep. Sara Beth Gregory has won a special election for a Senate seat from southern Kentucky, defeating Williamsburg teacher and Democrat Bill Conn by more than a 4-1 margin to replace former Sen. David Williams.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">In unofficial returns from Tuesday's balloting, Gregory received 6,244 votes to 1,440 for Conn, who was making his first run for public office.</span></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 01:55:28 +0000 Associated Press 24928 at http://wuky.org Gregory Wins Special Election To Senate Seat Stivers Gets Nod As Next President Of GOP-Controlled State Senate http://wuky.org/post/stivers-gets-nod-next-president-gop-controlled-state-senate <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Senate Republicans selected a mountain politician to be their top leader on Tuesday in a move that ensures Kentucky's Appalachian region remains well-represented in the Legislature.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Robert Stivers of Manchester was chosen to become Senate president during a closed caucus in Frankfort. He will replace former Burkesville lawmaker David Williams, who resigned to accept a judicial position in southern Kentucky.</span></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:10:30 +0000 Associated Press 24030 at http://wuky.org Stivers Gets Nod As Next President Of GOP-Controlled State Senate Lawmakers Could Get Chance To Opt Out Of Pensions http://wuky.org/post/lawmakers-could-get-chance-opt-out-pensions <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky.&nbsp; -- Lawmakers could get an opportunity early next year to opt out of the state's pension system.</span><span class="entry-content">&nbsp; State Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, has drafted a bill for consideration when the Legislature convenes in January that contains the opt-out provision for incumbent lawmakers while ending pensions for all future lawmakers.</span> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 17:42:32 +0000 Associated Press 20211 at http://wuky.org Lawmakers Could Get Chance To Opt Out Of Pensions