House committee approves budget

The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee approved a biennial budget Wednesday that would restore transportation funding to school systems that had been cut in Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed spending plan. […]

State to look at new criminal justice reform

Sec. John Tilley/file photo Governor Matt Bevin, Justice Cabinet Secretary John Tilley and other state leaders unveiled proposed criminal justice reform policy Tuesday that would put an increased emphasis on […]

Local legislators talk pension reform

Rep. Myron Dossett We’re almost halfway through the 2018 session of the Kentucky General Assembly and there’s no new legislation to reform the state’s pension systems. Representative Lynn Bechler of […]

Area lawmakers oppose casinos in Ky.

A Republican Louisville lawmaker wants Kentucky to use revenues from casino gambling to get out of its pension crisis, but local legislators are not supporting Representative Jerry Miller’s proposal. Miller […]

Local legislators expect pension bill soon

Rep. Walker Thomas (R-Hopkinsville)/photo from KY LRC Local lawmakers agree a pension reform bill will likely be unveiled to the General Assembly in the near future. Representative Walker Thomas of […]

Marcy’s law passes state Senate

Legislation sponsored by Senator Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville that would put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to give victims of crimes a constitutional bill of rights has been approved […]