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Governor Could Sign First Batch Of 2017 Bills Saturday

Jan 6, 2017
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Kentucky Republicans have stayed on a fast-break pace of advancing many of their priorities.

Josh James / WUKY

While the snow fell in Kentucky Thursday, there was a flurry of debate inside the state House and Senate as Republicans leveraged their supermajorities to pass their first bills – among them a 20-week abortion ban, "right-to-work" legislation, and new medical review panels.

Josh James / WUKY

Republicans flexed their new legislative muscle Wednesday, sending long-sought-after bills blocked in past sessions by Democratic House majorities out of committee and onto the larger chambers.

Two weeks ago, Boone County became the latest – and largest – Kentucky county to adopt a policy Republicans in the General Assembly hope will one day be the norm across the entire state. And the county’s leaders believe it will stand up in court.

Josh James / WUKY

Right-to-work legislation approved in the Senate in the opening days of the 2015 session has died in a House committee.

Josh James / WUKY

The Kentucky Senate’s fast-tracked heroin and Right-to-Work bills passed the chamber Thursday, making them the first pieces of legislation to move off the floor in the 2015 session.

Right to Work legislation championed by state House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover failed to win approval from a House committee Thursday.