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GOP roadmap calls for immigration reform

Posted: 03/18/2013 - The Republican National Committee is endorsing comprehensive immigration reform as part of a multi-step roadmap designed to improve the GOP's brand among minority voters who overwhelmingly backed Democrats last fall.

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Farmer could be on Ethics Commission agenda Monday

Posted: 03/18/2013 - The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has a meeting set for Monday when they could decide whether former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer violated any of rules when he was state agriculture commissioner.

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Governor hopes to increase Ky. business with Canada

Updated: 03/12/2013 - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he will lead a trade mission to Canada in June, and that international businesses interested in participating should sign up quickly due to limited spacing.

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Lawmakers reach deal on tax oversight bill

Posted: 03/12/2013 - House and Senate negotiators have worked out a tentative agreement on a bill that would strengthen accountability of Kentucky's 1,200-plus taxing districts that collect revenue for a variety of local government entities ranging from fire departments to libraries.

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Lawmakers remain at odds on pension reform

Posted: 03/12/2013 - Lawmakers are still at odds on how to shore up Kentucky's financially troubled pension plans for state and local government retirees.

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Lawmakers remain at impasse on how to fix pension

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear and legislative leaders still have not broken an impasse on how to go about shoring up the financially troubled pension plans for state and local government retirees.

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Obama: Outreach to GOP aimed at ending gridlock

Updated: 03/09/2013 - President Barack Obama says he's reaching out to lawmakers from both parties in hopes of untangling the gridlock that has stymied progress on budget issues in Washington.

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China foreign minister rejects hacking accusations

Updated: 03/09/2013 - China's foreign minister has rejected accusations that the country's military was behind massive hacking attacks on U.S. and other foreign targets and called for more international cooperation in policing the Internet.

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Senate OKs bill to bolster human trafficking law

Posted: 03/08/2013 - A bill is nearing final passage that would strengthen Kentucky's human trafficking law by increasing punishments for offenders and bolstering protections for victims.

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Senate OKs religious freedom bill, goes to Beshear

Posted: 03/08/2013 - A bill is headed to Kentucky's governor that would give stronger protections in court to people who claim the government has infringed upon their religious freedom.

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AG's office reviews questions about hemp

Posted: 03/07/2013 - Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says a legal review reinforces the need for state legislation to regulate industrial hemp if the federal government legalizes the crop.

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House balks at telephone deregulation legislation

Posted: 03/07/2013 - A House committee has held a hearing but taken no action on a telephone deregulation bill that has generated widespread opposition because of concerns raised by opponents.

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Sen. Rand Paul's bathroom trip ends 13-hour filibuster

Updated: 03/07/2013 - Almost 13 hours after he began speaking, Sen. Rand Paul ended his day-long filibuster at 12:38 a.m. today because he had to go to the bathroom. The Kentucky Republican stalled a confirmation vote on CIA Director nominee John Brennan.

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