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Hemp proposal in Ky. not up in smoke after all

Posted: 03/04/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky is scheduled for a vote in the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee later this week.

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Heavy hitters push prescription drug law changes

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear has joined with Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker Greg Stumbo to press for changes to Kentucky's new prescription drug law.

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Hemp supporters ratcheting up pressure

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Industrial hemp supporters are ratcheting up the pressure to force a vote on a stalled bill that would allow farmers in Kentucky to grow the crop if federal ban is lifted.

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How budget cuts could affect you

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Government agencies are already taking steps to comply with automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday.

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Committee chairman seeks to scale back hemp bill

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Kentucky House committee chairman is planning to scale back an industrial hemp bill to allow the University of Kentucky to seek permission to study the crop currently banned by the federal government.

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Tax on lottery sales no longer being considered

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Lawmakers won't pursue a 6 percent tax on lottery tickets as a source of revenue to shore up Kentucky's financially troubled pension system for government retirees.

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Obama hosting new Japan PM amid tensions in Asia

Posted: 02/22/2013 - After meeting with Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office, Obama said his discussions with the Japanese leader were focused on steps the two countries could take to encourage trade, expanded commerce and robust growth that will create greater opportunity in the U.S. and Japan.

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Senate passes bill to raise dropout age to 18

Posted: 02/21/2013 - The Senate has passed its own version of legislation that would require students to stay in school until they're 18, up from the current dropout age of 16.

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Senate won't tackle casino gambling this year

Posted: 02/15/2013 - Senate leaders are sensing little interest in a bill that could legalize casinos in Kentucky and won't consider the issue in the current legislative session.

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Industrial hemp bill passes state Senate

Posted: 02/14/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The comeback of industrial hemp in Kentucky has gained ground with state Senate passage of a bill to regulate the crop if the current federal ban is lifted.

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