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Senate Approves Aviation Bill to Make Flying Safer, More Passenger Friendly

Many Americans are rightly concerned about airport security after the tragic terrorist attacks at an airport in Brussels, Belgium that …

April 26th, 2016 |  

Congress Shows Rare Bipartisanship in Effort to Promote New Technologies

Sometimes there’s actually encouraging news coming out of Washington. In an effort to update America’s energy policy, and tackle some …

April 26th, 2016 |  

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

FRANKFORT – While every two-year budget the General Assembly passes is important, some turn out to be more memorable than …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Kentucky can do better when it comes to helping grandparents as parents

Family members participating in the care and raising of children is a long-held tradition in our country. However, the reasons …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Advance care planning important to think about

Dear Editor, Regretfully many individuals living with serious illness receive medical care that is inconsistent with their values, preferences, and …

April 12th, 2016 |  

Smith’s legislative update

Smith’s legislative update

Long days, heated discussions, and budget negotiations marked the 13th week of the 2016 General Assembly. The Senate was in …

April 12th, 2016 |  

Republican Senate Continues Bipartisan Accomplishments for Kentuckians

Across Kentucky, one topic of conversation dominates: the presidential election. People are captivated by the spirited campaigns and candidates in …

April 5th, 2016 |  

Steele’s legislative update

Steele’s legislative update

The Kentucky General Assembly met this Friday in its 59th day, and with one day to spare in our 60-day …

April 5th, 2016 |  

Gov. Bevin refuses to believe the proof of Kynect’s success

The superbly accurate reporting of the Louisville Courier Journal’s Deborah Yetter, which outlines in detail the outrageous lies and subterfuge …

March 29th, 2016 |  

Steele’s legislative update

Steele’s legislative update

We’re in the homestretch of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly with just a handful of days to …

March 29th, 2016 |  

Budget finally received in Senate

Budget finally received in Senate

After over two months of anticipation and debate, the Senate finally received the state budget bill from the House on …

March 29th, 2016 |  

Steele’s legislative update

Steele’s legislative update

I am pleased to report that the House’s budget process is on track and on time, with a vote on …

March 22nd, 2016 |  

Take a Step Toward Tax Reform

Take a Step Toward Tax Reform

There is an opportunity for bi-partisan accord in this session of the Kentucky General Assembly. One possible initiative offers a …

March 22nd, 2016 |  

States Still Face a War on Coal from the Obama Administration

The Obama Administration’s assault on the nation’s coal producers took a remarkable turn recently. The U.S. Supreme Court issued a …

March 22nd, 2016 |  

Steele’s weekly legislative update

Steele’s weekly legislative update

In my conversations back home and here at the Capitol, I often hear two common concerns expressed in conjunction with …

March 15th, 2016 |  

Smith’s legislative update

Smith’s legislative update

The passage of bills that would help children with disabilities, preserve rights of victims in criminal cases, and fight for …

March 15th, 2016 |  

Dear editor

I, Parma Lee Mullins, am a widow from Hazard, where I was born and raised. My late husband was Tommy …

March 14th, 2016 |  

Don’t Overlook the Skillset of Leadership

Don’t Overlook the Skillset of Leadership

The first two lessons I learned as a state representative were: I do not have a monopoly on brains, and …

March 8th, 2016 |  

Legislative update

Legislative update

As work on the House budget plan continued this week, the state’s chief judicial officer warned that the public’s access …

March 8th, 2016 |  

Problems with Senate Bill 1

Problems with Senate Bill 1

I hate to be trite by starting with the expression “cart before the horse,” but it accurately and concisely captures …

March 8th, 2016 |  

Unprecedented Obstruction

When a new governor is elected, it should be incumbent upon all parties to work together, establish trust and build …

March 1st, 2016 |  

Murl deserves Medal of Honor

Dear Editor, My name is Lee “Pat” Watts, by no means do I claim to be a great writer, but …

March 1st, 2016 |  

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