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Senate set to OK budget bill, but fight not over

Posted: 09/27/2013 - The Democratic-led Senate is ready to approve legislation averting a government shutdown Tuesday. But House Republican leaders are unwilling to accept the bill, ensuring that the nasty congressional squabble will spill into the weekend and possibly right up to the deadline - and maybe beyond.

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Chief justice to update lawmakers on judiciary

Posted: 09/27/2013 - Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. is scheduled to address lawmakers on the state of the judiciary next week in Hopkinsville, hometown of House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Tilley.

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House speaker turns memos over to state police

Posted: 09/25/2013 - House Speaker Greg Stumbo has turned memos regarding documents shredded by the former head of the Legislative Research Commission over to the Kentucky State Police for a possible investigation.

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Lawmaker's resignation doesn't end committee probe

Posted: 09/17/2013 - A western Kentucky lawmaker who resigned last week still faces the possibility of censure from his colleagues if allegations that he sexually harassed legislative staffers are proven.

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Overly wants review of sexual harassment policies

Posted: 09/12/2013 - State Rep. Sannie Overly is calling for an independent review of the Legislature's policies regarding workplace behavior in the wake of sexual harassment complaints against a western Kentucky lawmaker.

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Beshear: Most uninsured Kentuckians get discounts

Updated: 09/11/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear is touting changes coming under the federal health care reforms, announcing Tuesday that four out of five uninsured Kentuckians will qualify for discounts when purchasing policies.

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Study: Region should retain Bluegrass plant labor

Posted: 09/04/2013 - A study says local and state leaders in central Kentucky should develop a plan to make use of the skilled workforce when a chemical weapons destruction program is completed.

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Review of sexual harassment charges took 6 months

Posted: 09/04/2013 - Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman has told lawmakers his agency's review of sexual harassment complaints against a western Kentucky lawmaker took six months.

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Ky. court upholds death sentence for Donald Herb Johnson

Updated: 09/23/2013 - The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of an eastern Kentucky man convicted of robbing, sexually assaulting and killing a woman at a coin laundry business 24 years ago.

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UK: Legal case for action in Syria clearly met

Updated: 08/29/2013 - Britain's government says the legal conditions have been clearly met for taking action against Syria for allegedly launching a chemical attack against its people.

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Court reinstates $42 million verdict in drug case

Posted: 08/29/2013 - The Kentucky Supreme Court has reinstated a $42 million judgment awarded to a group of 431 people sickened by the diet-drug fen-phen after a settlement was pillaged by their now-disbarred attorneys.

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Fairness ordinance passes in Frankfort

Updated: 08/29/2013 - A newly-revised fairness ordinance has passed by a vote of 3-2. Frankfort has become the fifth Kentucky city with a fairness law in place.

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Lawmakers approve legislative redistricting bill

Updated: 08/23/2013 - A legislative redistricting bill lacking any overt attempts at partisan one-upmanship has received final passage and now heads to Gov. Steve Beshear to be signed into law.

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Senate approves legislative redistricting bill

Posted: 08/23/2013 - The full Senate has approved a legislative redistricting bill that lacks any overt attempts at political one-upmanship, sending it back to the House where it is expected to receive speedy final passage.

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