2018 Kentucky General Assembly

Kentucky Braces For New Sales Taxes On July 1

Jun 27, 2018
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Kentucky residents will pay a slew of new taxes beginning next week.

Kentucky Lobbyist Spending Set Record In 2018

Jun 1, 2018
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Kentucky's 2018 legislative session set a record with $10.67 million spent on lobbying.

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Kentucky officials are busy sorting through the General Assembly’s new tax changes, which go into effect in July, while some affected businesses have yet to hear from the state.

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The 2018 Kentucky General Assembly has completed its work.  The question now is what effect will the tumultuous session have on upcoming electoral contests?  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks various scenarios with Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Frankfort-based Kentucky Gazette.

Kentucky Gov. Bevin Apologizes For Child Sex Abuse Remarks

Apr 15, 2018
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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes.

Kentucky Lawmakers Begin Final Day Of Tumultuous Session

Apr 14, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky lawmakers have convened for the final day of a tumultuous legislative session. A day after the GOP-led legislature voted to override Gov. Matt Bevin's vetoes of the main budget bill and a tax measure, lawmakers quickly took up another veto.

Kentucky's House Overrides Governor's Tax Bill Veto

Apr 13, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky's House of Representatives has overridden Gov. Matt Bevin's veto of a $480 million tax hike that helps pay for increases in public education spending.

Thousands Of Kentucky Teachers Rally For Education Funding

Apr 13, 2018
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Thousands of Kentucky teachers hoisted signs and chanted "we love our children" on Friday as they called on legislators to reject the Republican governor's vetoes and restore increases in education spending.

Amid Teacher Protests Bevin Signs Pension Bill Into Law

Apr 10, 2018
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Defying the vocal objections of teachers, Kentucky's Republican governor signed a bill into law Tuesday that makes changes to the state's troubled public pension systems. Gov. Matt Bevin announced the signing on WHAS-AM. The law preserves most benefits for current and retired teachers but moves new hires into a hybrid plan that puts less risk on the state.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed the state budget and a hastily-passed tax overhaul approved by the GOP-led House and Senate – a decision has pit the governor against high-ranking members of his own party.

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