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Stumbo: Hemp bill is dead

Posted: 03/11/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House Speaker Greg Stumbo says Kentucky's industrial hemp bill is dead.

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Lawmakers remain at impasse on how to fix pension

Updated: 03/11/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - 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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Lawmakers look for common ground on pension issue

Posted: 03/07/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear will meet with legislative leaders on Friday morning to try work out a deal on legislation intended to shore up the financially troubled pension system for government retirees.

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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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Ky. asks judge to lift bar to executions

Posted: 03/07/2013 - Prosecutors have asked a judge to lift an order barring executions in Kentucky and said attorneys for Kentucky's death row population are trying to create a legal "Catch 22" that would prevent the state from carrying out capital punishment.

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Ky. asks judge to lift bar to executions

Posted: 03/07/2013 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Prosecutors have asked a judge to lift an order barring executions in Kentucky and said attorneys for Kentucky's death row population are trying to create a legal "Catch 22" that would prevent the state from carrying out capital punishment.

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House passes redistricting plan over GOP protests

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democratic leaders in the House have won passage of a legislative redistricting plan that could strengthen their majority by forcing 11 Republicans to run against each other next year.

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Supporters continue to push for smelter bill vote

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Supporters of an endangered western Kentucky aluminum smelter are pushing for a House vote on a bill that would allow the plant to buy cheaper electricity.

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Panel passes hemp bill, uncertain future awaits

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky has cleared a House committee - but it still faces an uncertain future in the full chamber.

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2nd year of statewide teacher survey underway

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky teachers are being asked for the second year in a row to take a survey on working conditions, and cash prizes are being offered to increase participation.

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Hemp proposal up for committee vote on Wednesday

Posted: 03/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The House Agriculture and Small Business Committee is expected to vote Wednesday on a proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky.

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GOP chair sends letter to Dems about Ashley Judd

Updated: 03/05/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State GOP Chairman Steve Robertson has sent a letter to Democratic lawmakers raising concerns about actress Ashley Judd as a potential U.S. Senate candidate.

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Governor says Judd would be formidable candidate

Updated: 03/05/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has talked a second time with actress Ashley Judd and says she would be "an effective and formidable" challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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Hemp proposal in Ky. not up in smoke after all

Updated: 03/04/2013 - 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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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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