Felons Voting Rights Bill

Josh James / WUKY

Lawmakers entering the Senate State and Local Government committee passed by voting rights demonstrators on the way to their seats Wednesday. The decision not to vote on a measure restoring voting rights for most nonviolent felons led to vocal protests.                   

Josh James / WUKY

Hundreds gathered at the foot of the Capitol in Frankfort Wednesday to pay tribute to civil rights activists who braved the cold 50 years ago.

Josh James / WUKY

Legislation providing a path for some non-violent felons to regain their voting rights overcame a long-standing hurdle Wednesday.