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House panel approves bill to allow felons to vote

Updated: 02/12/2013 - The House Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs has passed legislation that would let Kentuckians decide whether to amend the state Constitution to restore some felons' voting rights.

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Senate committee approves hemp legislation

Posted: 02/11/2013 - A bill to re-establish industrial hemp in Kentucky if the versatile crop gets a federal pardon has won approval from a state Senate committee.

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Pension reform proposal approved by Senate panel

Posted: 02/06/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A proposal to reform the pension system for state and local government retirees in Kentucky has received an initial OK from Frankfort lawmakers.

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Lawmakers back in Frankfort, pushing key bills

Posted: 02/05/2013 - Lawmakers have returned to Frankfort to get down to business on several key bills, including one that would provide more oversight of more than 1,200 local taxing districts that have proliferated across Kentucky.

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Gambling proponents divided on how to proceed

Posted: 02/05/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear says disagreement among gambling advocates has made it unlikely that the Legislature can pass a constitutional amendment on casinos this year.

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Ky. says it's ready to resume executions

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Kentucky officials say the state is ready to resume executions with new rules that change the drug concoction used in lethal injections.

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No court furloughs in 2013, but budget tight

Posted: 01/31/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The head of Kentucky's judicial branch says court workers will not have to endure unpaid furloughs in 2013 but the budget remains tight.

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Questions and answers on presidential debates

Posted: 10/03/2012 - Tired of being deluged with TV commercials telling you that President Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney "approved this message?" The candidates will deliver their message for themselves Wednesday night in the first of three head-to-head presidential debates.

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