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Former Pataki aide joins Giuliani campaign

Posted: 03/19/2007 - A former top aide to George Pataki has signed on with Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, another sign that a White House bid by the one-time New York governor is unlikely.

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Lunsford Staffer Defects, Joins Hensley Campaign

Posted: 03/15/2007 - A staffer on Louisville millionaire Bruce Lunsford's gubernatorial campaign has defected. Political consultant Jason Shemanski has taken a position with Lunsford rival Otis Hensley.

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Lunsford Debuts First Television Commercial

Posted: 03/15/2007 - Bruce Lunsford got a head start on his Democratic gubernatorial rivals Thursday by launching his first television ad, which offers a biographical sketch and stresses his plan for universal health coverage.

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Minimum Wage Workers May Get A Raise

Updated: 03/13/2007 - Kentucky's lowest paid workers would get a pay raise under a measure that has cleared the General Assembly on Monday and now goes to Gov. Ernie Fletcher for consideration.

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Fletcher Warns That Special Session Possible On Pensions

Posted: 03/09/2007 - Gov. Ernie Fletcher warned lawmakers Friday he would consider calling the General Assembly into special session if they didn't take action on a proposal to overhaul the state's financially strapped pension system.

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State Offers Dump Cleanup, Recycling Grants

Posted: 03/09/2007 - The Division of Waste Management in the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet is accepting grant applications for illegal dump cleanups and recycling projects.

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Three Bills Get Positive Votes

Posted: 03/09/2007 - A bill that would make human trafficking a felony in Kentucky won final passage in the state House on a 96-to-nothing vote today.

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Human Trafficking Bill Clears House Committee

Posted: 03/08/2007 - Human traffickers would face potentially long prison sentences under a bill that has taken another step forward by clearing the House Judiciary Committee.

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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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