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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

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GOP state senators propose delaying start of Kentucky’s school year

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from CN|2 GEORGETOWN — Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, are working on legislation that would mandate schools in Kentucky not return from summer break until at least the Monday closest to August 26. Keeping kids on break longer will positively impact Kentucky’s tourism economy, Thayer said, remarking on a Georgetown water … Continued

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Thayer says short session suffered because of too many bills filed

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During this year’s 29-day short session, lawmakers filed 209 bills in the Senate and 548 bills in the House, a pace that has one leader calling for change. Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, said lawmakers found success within divided government in the 2015 session — though he said the number of bills hinders … Continued