News Archives – 2014

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Legislative Interim Period Now Underway FRANKFORT, Ky. – In 1968, the Kentucky General Assembly established an interim committee system to cover the time period between regular legislative sessions. The scope and functions of this system have broadened over the years and in 1979, a constitutional amendment was adopted in an effort to strengthen the system … Continued

News Archives – 2013

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Senator Damon Thayer Named One of Most Influential in U.S. Pension Reform FRANKFORT – Sen. Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) has been named one of the 40 most influential people in the debate to decide the future of U.S. Pensions, by Institutional Investor Magazine. Sen. Thayer makes the list at number 23. According to the publication, “The … Continued

News Archives – 2012

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Damon Thayer Endorsed by Lexington Herald-Leader The Herald-Leader praised Senator Thayer as a “champion of the effort to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot to allow casino gambling in Kentucky.” The Lexington newspaper also applauded “…Thayer’s admirable efforts to improve transparency in campaign finance disclosure.” Additionally, they said that Senator Thayer has “pushed for … Continued

News Archives – 2011

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Thayer Prefiles Bill to Eliminate Office of State Treasurer FRANKFORT — On December 15, State Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) prefiled legislation for the 2012 Regular Session of the General Assembly to eliminate the office of State Treasurer. The constitutional amendment, titled BR 821 until session convenes in January, will allow voters to decide if the … Continued

Damon Thayer interviews on Insight Cable’s Pure Politics – 2011

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Senator Thayer recently appeared on Insight Cable’s statewide show “Pure Politics with Ryan Alessi.” Links to the segments are below. Senator Thayer explains the Congressional map. Click here to view. Senator says gambling bill could pass but wants guaranteed proceeds for horse industry.Click here to view House Democrat and Senate Republican say “crushing” KY pension … Continued

News Archives – 2010

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Op-ed by Sen. Damon Thayer FRANKFORT –On December 9th and 10th, I joined my Senate Republican Majority Caucus colleagues in Frankfort to discuss the upcoming 2011 Regular Session of the General Assembly and focus on our legislative priorities. According to the Kentucky Constitution the session can only last 30 days, meaning we have a small … Continued

News Archives – 2009

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Thayer: Coal Important to All Kentuckians Frankfort – In my Senate district in central and northern Kentucky, when we think about coal, we consider its role in the economy of the eastern and western parts of the state. We don’t realize how important coal is to the economic growth of our local communities, but without … Continued

News Archives – 2008

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17th District should re-elect Thayer – Lexington Herald Leader Endorsement Posted on Thu, Oct. 23, 2008 The Lexington Herald-Leader By anyone’s definition, this is a tough year for incumbents and Republicans. That said, state Sen. Damon Thayer of Georgetown, the Republican incumbent in the 17th District, seems to have strong support and a likely chance … Continued