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A Woman’s Right to Know Bills Scheduled for Hearing March 2019 Mar

Three important bills related to a woman’s right to have all the information she needs to give informed consent before undergoing a surgical or medical abortion are up for discussion in the March 20th meeting of the House Standing Committee on Health and Welfare: HB 575, SB 3, and SB 8. Rep. Gerald Watkins, sponsor […]
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House Bill 141 – A Win For Everyone09 Mar

  House Bill 141 sponsored by Rep. Terry Mills and Rep. David Floyd is a unique opportunity to help parents exercise their right to choose an educational environment appropriate for their children. It will also benefit all elementary and high school students in Kentucky. But, without your help, it will receive little attention in this […]
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Democratic House Leaders Kill Women’s Rights Bill06 Mar

House Democratic leaders – Speaker Stumbo, Speaker Pro-Tem Clark, Majority Floor Leader Adkins, Majority Caucus Chair Overly, Majority Whip Thompson – have, once again, decided to kill a reasonable legislative proposal to insure that women considering abortion have full access to all necessary information before giving final consent for the abortion. How? By not listening […]
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Death Penalty Bills Awaiting Action in Committee03 Mar

Bills to repeal the death penalty are lingering in their respective chambers’ Judiciary Committees. Senate Bill 77 sponsored by Sen. Gerald Neal and House Bill 330 sponsored by Rep. David Floyd both deserve a hearing. In addition to these bills, Senator Neal filed Senate Concurrent Resolution 131 which calls for a complete study of the […]
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Time to Act on Criminal Record Expungement Bill01 Mar

Since our last post about Rep. Darryl Owens’ House Bill 64, it was returned to the Judiciary committee and modified to address concerns raised during the first committee meeting. The full House then debated the bill and voted to send it to the Senate for consideration.  Because of the changes made, it gained the support […]

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KY General Assembly Fails to Act on Scholarship Tax Credit Bills to Help Families
Unfortunately, the General Assembly failed to pass Scholarship Tax Credits as a standalone measure during the 2018 session.  They also failed to fulfill their commitment to include Scholarship Tax Credits in their tax reform proposal. In the end, this means thousands of low and middle income families will continue to be denied the opportunity to […]

Scholarship Tax Credits and Tax Reform
Most of you received emails or calls from legislators this session promising to include Scholarship Tax Credits in comprehensive tax reform.  I received similar commitments throughout the session.  Consequently, I was shocked to learn yesterday that the General Assembly passed a massive tax package that did not include Scholarship Tax Credits (or any other school […]

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