Stu Johnson (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

Stu Johnson is a reporter/producer at WEKU in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson along with administrators at five comprehensive universities remain intensely interested in a pension fix. 

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The head of the Kentucky Forest Industries Association says consistent damp weather over the past year has impacted timber harvesting.  

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The finance website WalletHub ranks Kentucky as the fourth most stressed state in America. 

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Come this time next year, many employees at Kentucky’s regional universities will be considering pension decisions. 

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The first day in the Kentucky General Assembly for the newest member of the State Senate was also the last day of the 2019 session. 

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Public pensions received much of the focus during the two most recent legislative sessions.  But tax reform remains another hot-button issue.


Kentucky representatives of the American Cancer Society Action Network are hailing palliative care islation signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin.

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Public postsecondary institutions in Kentucky would be required to adopt freedom of speech policies for students and faculty under legislation passed by the General Assembly.  

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Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer holds out hope lawmakers can still address pension reforms for public universities and quasi-state agencies when lawmakers return to Frankfort the end of March.

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Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer is expressing concern that the certification of a special legislative election has not happened.