Legislative Update – 3/25/16

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Addressing Kentucky’s underfunded pension systems was the top priority in the Senate’s version of House Bill (HB) 303, the state’s two-year budget, which passed the Kentucky Senate on March 23. One major difference between the Senate’s budget and the House’s budget it passed last week is structural balance. That means that our … Continued

 
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Legislative Update – March 18, 2016

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After over two months of anticipation and debate, the Senate finally received the state budget bill from the House midway through the 11th week of the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly. Governor Matt Bevin was elected in a landslide last fall because the people of Kentucky recognized a need for financial change and fiscal responsibility. We … Continued

 
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Legislative Update – March 11, 2016

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Not only did Friday mark the end to another busy week in the Kentucky Senate, but also it was day 46 of our 60-day legislative session. We are now in the proverbial “fourth quarter” when the House and the Senate must come together to get a victory for the state of Kentucky by passing a … Continued

 
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Legislative Update – March 4, 2016

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The passage of bills that would help children with disabilities, preserve rights of victims in criminal cases, and fight for the rights of the unborn highlighted another busy week in the Senate. As Thursday marked day 40 of our 60-day legislative session in Frankfort, we are still anxiously awaiting a budget bill from our colleagues … Continued