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Senate Ready To Vote On Pension Overhaul Plan

Posted: 03/06/2007 - The Kentucky Senate was poised Tuesday to vote on a plan to overhaul the state's pension system for teachers and government employees by taking on more than $800 million in debt.

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House RollCall-Speed Limit Vote

Posted: 03/06/2007 - The 69-27 vote Friday by which the Kentucky House passed House Bill 83, a measure to increase the speed limit on interstate highways to 70 mph. Voting yes were 37 Democrats and 32 Republicans. Voting no were 21 Democrats and 6 Republicans. Not voting were 3 Democrats and 1 Republican.

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Miller Proposes Universal Health Care Coverage

Updated: 03/06/2007 - State Treasurer Jonathan Miller is pledging to provide universal health care coverage to Kentuckians by 2011 in his bid to win the Democratic nomination for governor.

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Senate Passes New Bills

Updated: 03/06/2007 - Human traffickers would be punished under a Senate-passed bill that takes on what one lawmaker on Monday called a "crime against humanity."

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Only Six Days Remain in General Assembly Session

Posted: 03/06/2007 - More than 800 bills were filed and each chamber has passed their version of hundreds. None of the higher profile bills are ready to be signed by the governor.

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Communities Push For Anti-Drug Legislation During Rally At Capitol

Updated: 03/01/2007 - Representatives from Operation UNITE community coalitions across the state rallied in the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday, February 28, to showsupport for pending substance abuse legislation aimed at reducing the impact of drugs in Kentucky.

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Lieutenant Governor Continues Criticisms Of Governor

Updated: 02/28/2007 - Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence has told a newspaper that Governor Fletcher pardoned members of his staff in the midst of a patronage probe to try to keep the investigation from incriminating anyone in the governor's office.

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Senate Passes Bill To Bolster DUI Fight

Updated: 02/28/2007 - A bill aimed at bolstering the fight against drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs won easy approval from the Kentucky Senate.

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State Highway Commissioner Under Fire

Posted: 02/26/2007 - The Executive Branch Ethics Commission is accusing State Highway Commissioner Marc Williams of an ethics violation for trying to influence an engineering contract.

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Minimum Wage Hot Topic Across Nation

Posted: 02/26/2007 - In Kentucky, an increase to $7.25 an hour is one step closer to passing. A bill passed through the state house just last week and is now onto the senate.

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Cervical Cancer Bill Clears Hurdle

Updated: 04/02/2007 - Unless their parents sign a form in opposition, middle school girls in Kentucky would be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer under a bill approved by the House on Thursday.

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Governor's Son Fined

Posted: 02/23/2007 - Gov. Ernie Fletcher's son was fined $300 Thursday by the Kentucky Supreme Court for falling behind in continuing legal education obligations.

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Mine Safety Bill Clears House Committee

Updated: 02/22/2007 - A break through in Frankfort after widows of coal miners made the trip to the capitol at least three times now to rally for new mine safety legislation.

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