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

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cn|2: Conversations shifting in General Assembly, but more work to do, Thayer says

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Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer saw the conversation shift in the Capitol during the legislative session, but he says the Republican Party can’t get the rest of their agenda completed without a change in majority in the state House. Crediting first year Republican Gov. Matt Bevin with changing the political dynamic in the General … Continued

Sen. Chris Girdler Op-Ed: ‘Senator Damon Thayer is a Proven Leader Moving Kentucky in the Right Direction

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As I look back on my time serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a state senator, very few of my colleagues have left as big an impact on the legislature like my friend and Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer. Senator Thayer deserves recognition for his fierce leadership in the Senate, his commitment to the … Continued