Robert Stivers

Associated Press

One of the provisions that derailed last year’s anti-heroin bill in Frankfort is once again causing friction between the House and Senate.

While it’s rare that Kentucky lawmakers reopen budget talks in a non-budget year, both Republican Senate President Robert Stivers and the University of Kentucky are hoping 2015 will be an exception.

The Kentucky General Assembly set its biennial budget last year, but the spending plan could be reopened during the short 2015 session if Senate President Robert Stivers gets his wish.

Senate President Calls For Infrastructure Review

Jun 26, 2014

Republican Senate President Robert Stivers says he wants to review the infrastructure of Kentucky's seven river ports.

Kentucky’s legislative leaders are in rare agreement on President Obama’s plan to curb carbon emissions.

Josh James / WUKY

A measure trimming the length of legislative sessions in Kentucky passed the state Senate Wednesday with bipartisan support.

Josh James / WUKY

A bill that would shorten legislative sessions cleared a Kentucky Senate committee Wednesday.

Josh James / WUKY

A statement made by State Senate President Robert Stivers on the Senate floor Thursday kicked off more than an hour of debate about health reform.