Legislative Update – January 29, 2016

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Week four of the Kentucky General Assembly marked a momentous occasion for our state. Governor Matt Bevin gave his first State of the Commonwealth Budget Address, laying out a plan that will guide Kentucky out of the financial mire that has lingered for the past eight years. I can honestly say that Tuesday night’s speech … Continued

Incumbent Republican Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer Files for Re-election in District 17

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FRANKFORT, KY – Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer (R – Georgetown) has filed for re-election to continue to promote policies that create Kentucky jobs and strengthen Kentucky families. He represents Grant, Scott and southern Kenton counties in the State Senate. “As State Senator, I will continue our work to protect taxpayers, promote transparency and … Continued

 
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Legislative Update – January 22, 2016

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Between the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the inclement weather Friday, we had a short but productive week in the Kentucky Senate, passing significant bills and welcoming visitors who braved the weather to get to Frankfort. On Tuesday we passed two of our priority bills: Senate Bill (SB) 4 and SB 10. SB 4 … Continued

 
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Legislative Update – January 15, 2016

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Floor votes, committee hearings, and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed, second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. Guests from all corners of the Commonwealth were welcomed to Frankfort to speak on behalf of various bills.The Senate began passing bills on Thursday, headlined by Senate Bill (SB) 9, a measure to repeal the prevailing wage … Continued

Legislative Update – January 8, 2016

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The New Year marks a new Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Tuesday, January 5 was the start of a 60-day Session that will run through mid-April. In this Session, we hope to address the numerous important issues facing our state, keeping the common theme of creating Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families. One … Continued

Legislative Update – January 8, 2016

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The New Year marks a new Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Tuesday, January 5 was the start of a 60-day Session that will run through mid-April. In this Session, we hope to address the numerous important issues facing our state, keeping the common theme of creating Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families. One … Continued

Meet the players of the 2016 General Assembly

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There are 138 members of the General Assembly when it’s at full capacity, often working alongside the governor and his senior staff; lower-level constitutional officers like the attorney general; professional Frankfort lobbyists; citizens’ advocacy groups; and others buzzing about the Capitol. Here are a few people in particular to watch this winter: Republican Gov. Matt … Continued