Robert Stivers State Party Leaders Sound Off Ahead Of Trump Visit By Josh James • Jul 11, 2016 AP / Steve Helber Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump touched down again in Lexington Monday – this time for a private fundraiser hosted by a high-level coal executive and his wife. Needle Exchange A Potential Stumbling Block In Heroin Talks By Josh James • Feb 20, 2015 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. UK Urging Lawmakers To Reopen Budget For Research Center By Josh James • Jan 30, 2015 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. Stivers: Reopen Budget To Fund UK Cancer Research By Josh James • Jan 9, 2015 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 By Associated Press • Jun 26, 2014 Republican Senate President Robert Stivers says he wants to review the infrastructure of Kentucky's seven river ports. Stumbo, Stivers Join Chorus Of EPA Critics By Josh James • Jun 5, 2014 Kentucky’s legislative leaders are in rare agreement on President Obama’s plan to curb carbon emissions. Ky. Senate Votes For Shorter Sessions By Josh James • Mar 19, 2014 Josh James / WUKY A measure trimming the length of legislative sessions in Kentucky passed the state Senate Wednesday with bipartisan support. Ky. Senate Committee OKs Bill Condensing Legislative Session By Josh James • Mar 12, 2014 Josh James / WUKY A bill that would shorten legislative sessions cleared a Kentucky Senate committee Wednesday. State Senators Dispute Kentucky's Health Reform Success Story By Josh James • Jan 31, 2014 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.