Kentucky Senate

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Republicans in the state Senate have proposed keeping most of the budget cuts sought by Gov. Matt Bevin, while rejecting House Republicans’ plan to raise about $500 million through taxes on cigarettes and pain pills.

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The Kentucky Senate will reject a proposed first-in-the-nation tax on prescription opioids, with the chamber's top Republican leader saying the idea has too many legal problems for it to be in the foundation of a two-year state spending plan.

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The Kentucky Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on Thursday that would penalize the distribution of “revenge porn” without consent.

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A bill in Kentucky regarding high school students pursuing military service passed in the House on Friday and will advance to the Senate.

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People flying drones over key infrastructure sites without permission could face jail time under a bill passed by the Kentucky House.

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The Kentucky Senate has approved a joint resolution, in hopes peer mentoring for students with special needs can expand across the Commonwealth.

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  The Kentucky Senate voted 32 to five Wednesday to require the inclusion of abstinence based instruction in any sex education course in public schools.


A moment of silence was held Tuesday afternoon in the Kentucky Senate to recognize the loss of life and injuries in the Marshall County School shooting.

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The pace of activity in the Kentucky senate so far in 2018 is not the same as a year ago. The 38 member senate in the first week of 2017 approved seven bills including right to work and legislative pension transparency measures, plus legislation to require an ultrasound before an abortion.

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A public school teacher in Warren County has launched a bid to unseat Kentucky State Senator Mike Wilson.