Legislative Update – May 19, 2017

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While Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time for gathering with family and friends for picnics, pool parties, and parades, I write to you with the annual reminder not to forget the true meaning of the event. Memorial Day is a time to remember the brave men and women who have put everything on the … Continued

Legislative Update – 4/5/17

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Long nights, intense debate, and media attention from across the globe wrapped up what started as a quiet final week of the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Minutes before the Senate gaveled out for good, Governor Matt Bevin called this session the most productive in history.  It was truly an honor to work … Continued

Legislative Update – 3/17/17

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Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort. A flurry of bills were sent to Governor Matt Bevin’s desk this week, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better … Continued

Legislative Update – 3/10/17

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A flurry of activity stemming from committee meetings and the passage of bills marked a short but intense Week 6 of the Kentucky General Assembly. Although the Senate was only in session from Monday to Wednesday of this week, committee meetings still met during the later part of the week to give final hearings to … Continued

Legislative Update – 3/3/17

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Late nights, packed committee meetings, and heated debate marked the fifth week of the 2017 Session. The Senate is quickly passing the remaining Senate bills out and receiving bills from the House for consideration. We wasted no time this week and passed over 40 bills including: ·         Senate Bill 9, redistricting of judicial districts in … Continued

Legislative Update – 2/24/17

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Visits from advocacy groups, a ceremonial bill signing, rallies in the Capitol Rotunda, and the bipartisan passage of bills, marked a busy Week Four of the 2017 Legislative Session. We were excited to welcome the children of Kentucky National Guard members from across the state for the First Annual Kentucky Military Kids Day. It was … Continued

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

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