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Conn. reaches deal on tough gun laws after Newtown

Posted: 04/01/2013 - HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers have reached a deal on what they're calling some of the toughest gun laws in the country that were proposed after the mass school shooting in the state in December.

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Top Democrats shying away from McConnell race

Posted: 03/30/2013 - Now that actress Ashley Judd has ruled out a run for U.S. Senate race, Democrats are looking for someone else to take on Republican Mitch McConnell.

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Judd says no to Senate run

Posted: 03/27/2013 - Actress Ashley Judd says she won't run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky against Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Legislature OKs Christian health care plan for Ky.

Posted: 03/26/2013 - A Christians-only health care plan would be allowed to resume operations in Kentucky under a measure that has passed the Legislature and is on the way to Gov. Steve Beshear for consideration.

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Supervalu eliminating about 1,100 positions

Updated: 03/26/2013 - Supervalu is eliminating about 1,100 positions nationwide, or about 3 percent of its workforce, less than a week after the supermarket operator completed the sale of five of its grocery chains.

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Lawmakers approve funding plan for state pensions

Posted: 03/26/2013 - A pension system that had become so financially troubled that it weakened Kentucky's credit rating would be shored up under legislation approved by the Legislature on Tuesday.

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Gov. signs bill to bolster human trafficking law

Updated: 03/27/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a bill that will strengthen Kentucky's human trafficking law by increasing punishments for offenders and bolstering protections for victims.

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Speaker: Pension plan to pass House on Tuesday

Posted: 03/26/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A proposal intended to restore solvency to Kentucky's pension plans for government retirees is continuing to undergo change in the final hours of Kentucky's legislative session.

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McConnell talks about need for compromise in DC

Posted: 03/26/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is talking about the need for bipartisan compromise between lawmakers on the big issues facing the country.

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Talks continue on industrial hemp legislation

Posted: 03/25/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House Floor Leader Rocky Adkins is reporting progress in negotiations on a bill that would allow Kentucky to quickly license hemp growers if the federal government ever lifts a ban on the crop.

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Actress hints at Senate run in speech

Posted: 03/22/2013 - Actress and Kentucky native Ashley Judd made a rare public reference to her possible run for the seat held by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Obama to designate 5 national monuments

Posted: 03/22/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is naming five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites.

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Senate rejects Ryan budget

Posted: 03/22/2013 - The Senate has soundly rejected a balanced budget plan authored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

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Grimes coy about potential run for US Senate

Posted: 03/20/2013 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes still isn't saying whether she's seriously considering a U.S. Senate bid.

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Kentucky law ambiguous on residency requirements

Posted: 03/19/2013 - Talk of Tennessee resident Ashley Judd running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky has turned up ambiguity in residency requirements that a state legislative leader says needs to be cleared up.

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W.Va. bill would crackdown on coal mine protests

Posted: 03/19/2013 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia Senate committee has amended and unanimously approved a bill that would toughen the penalties on coal mine protesters.

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Rand Paul endorses immigrant path to citizenship

Posted: 03/18/2013 - Republican Sen. Rand Paul is endorsing a path to citizenship for the nation's illegal immigrants, a significant move for a favorite of tea party Republicans who are often seen as hostile to such an approach.

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