Kenny Colston, Kentucky Public Radio

Frankfort Bureau Chief

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Local/Regional News
11:58 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Republican Santorum First To Campaign In Kentucky

Rick Santorum's campaign has sent mailers to Louisville-area Republicans asking for their time and money.  In the three-page letter, Santorum says he has the best grassroots political operation of any GOP candidate, then he asks for a $35 donation.

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6:48 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Lawmakers Looking for More Improvement in Medicaid Organizations

Rep. Fitz Steele (left) & House Speaker Greg Stumbo - Photo by LRC Public Information

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky lawmakers continue to chastise three of the state’s Medicaid Managed Care organizations for mismanagement.

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7:09 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Senate Passes Redistricting Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky.  A bill that would alter the section of the state Constitution dealing with redistricting is moving through the state legislature.

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2:30 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

House Budget Committee Passes Two Year Road Plan

FRANKFORT, Ky.  The Kentucky House budget committee has approved the next two-year road plan for the commonwealth.

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4:43 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

House Finishes Productive Day In Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky.  Kentucky’s House of Representatives cleared several big items off their agenda today.

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12:10 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

House Committee Passes Statewide Smoking Ban Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky.  A proposal for a Kentucky statewide smoking ban has cleared its first hurdle. The House Health and Welfare committee passed the bill today.

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10:11 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Senate Could Take Up To Two Weeks On State Budget

FRANKFORT, Ky.  The legislative session is winding down, but budget negotiations are just beginning for Kentucky’s Senate.

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7:49 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

House Passes Budget Bills

Budgets for all three branches of state government have now passed one chamber of the Kentucky General Assembly.

The House spent more than an hour debating the details of the executive, legislative and judicial budgets before easily passing all three.

The House did slightly change Gov. Steve Beshear’s original executive budget. And lawmakers also cut the legislative and judicial budgets by 8.4 percent.

House Budget Chairman Rick Rand says the budget passed isn’t one to brag about, but helps the government maintain important functions.

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10:01 am
Tue March 6, 2012

House Panel Passes UPike Compromise Plan

A bill creating a new scholarship fund from coal severance tax monies has cleared a House committee Tuesday morning.

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7:03 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Important Vote For UPike Compromise Plan Tuesday

Lawmakers have reached a compromise on a proposal to create more educational opportunities in eastern Kentucky.  House Speaker Greg Stumbo has been advocating to move the University of Pikeville into the state university system. But that proposal doesn’t currently have the support to become reality, which forces supporters to adopt a compromise.

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