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

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