A controversial telephone-deregulation bill that opponents say could leave people in rural areas without land-line service cleared the state Senate Thursday on a 24-13 vote. The measure now goes to the House, where two key lawmakers have said the bill is problematic because of its potential impact on rural areas. But the bill's sponsor said those areas will be protected.
Bill Deregulating Land-Line Phone Service Clears the Senate
By Jack Brammer & Lexington Herald-Leader • Feb 15, 2013