Legislative Update – 2/17/17

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A wide array of bills were heard in committees and voted out of the Senate in a busy and fast-paced third week of the 2017 Session. Because this year’s 30-day meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly is considered a “short session,” we focus on maximizing our time here in Frankfort. We passed nearly 20 bills … Continued

Legislative Update – 2/10/17

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The hallways were packed with Kentuckians from across the state making their voices heard as we began the second part of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort. I was especially heartened at the passionate crowd for the Rally for Life on Wednesday, February 8, and later in the evening that energy and excitement continued during … Continued

Legislative Update – 1/12/17

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Pro-business and pro-life bills highlighted a fast-paced and productive first week of the 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. We witnessed history as my friend Jeff Hoover was sworn in as the first Republican Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 95 years. With the help of the new majority in the … Continued

Early Voting Is Not The Answer

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I read with interest recent editorials from various newspapers stating it is too difficult to vote in Kentucky and that the Commonwealth should pass a law allowing “early voting” to increase the number of participants in our state and federal elections. I am always supportive of increased voter turnout; early voting is not the answer. … Continued

Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer wins re-election in 17th District

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from Lexington Herald-Leader Republican Sen. Damon Thayer of Georgetown, the majority floor leader, easily turned back a challenge for the 17th District seat from Democrat Charlie Hoffman, a Scott County magistrate and former state representative. Thayer led by a margin of nearly 2 to 1 with most precincts reporting. Thayer crushed Hoffman in the money … Continued

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Lexington Herald-Leader: Re-elect Thayer for Senate 17 seat

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When Scott County magistrate and former state lawmaker Charlie Hoffman realized that no other Democrat was going to challenge Republican Sen. Damon Thayer, he threw his hat in the ring. We applaud Hoffman, who championed some great causes during his 14 years in the state House, for giving voters a choice. But in a year … Continued