Domestic Violence Bill

Josh James / WUKY

Democratic and Republican leadership in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly expect to hit the ground running this week, despite the short four-day window before lawmakers break. They’re set to return in February to begin the formal law-making process.

Advocates for expanding domestic violence protections to couples in dating relationships are gearing up to press lawmakers on the issue once again in 2015 and Gov. Steve Beshear plans to make it a priority during the final year of his administration.

Josh James / WUKY

A former UK track runner brought his message of support for dating violence protection legislation from Lexington to Frankfort Thursday – on foot.

Republican State Rep. Joe Fischer has amended a bill expanding domestic violence protections to include language further limiting abortions.