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State Leaders in Both Houses Optimistic About Fall Elections

Jan 26, 2016
sos.ky.gov

The deadline to file to run for office in Kentucky is at 4:30 pm Tuesday  afternoon. Leaders in both houses of the state general assembly are predicting a good cadre of candidates in this fall's elections. House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he’s pleased with the crop of democrats signing up to run.  “We’ve had some folks we hoped would run again like Ashley Miller down in Jefferson County,” said Stumbo.  “She got really close last time, but you know, we’ve got some surprises too.”

Remedy For Road Fund Problems Remains Elusive

Mar 12, 2015
kentucky.com

    A number of widely debated issues await Kentucky lawmakers when they return to the capitol on March 23.  One piece of legislation that remains in limbo is related to taxation and the upkeep of Kentucky's roads.

Assessing Pace of 2014 General Assembly

Jan 24, 2014
courier-journal.com

The Kentucky general assembly is about a third of the way through the 2014 session.  As is the case in most Kentucky legislative sessions, a great deal of the voting comes in the later weeks and days.  For instance, no votes occurred in either house Friday morning and both the House and Senate were in session for less than an hour.

Lawmakers are promising legislation addressing issues raised in a state audit of the Kentucky Retirement Systems.  The 118-page audit made 92 recommendations for strengthening Board of Trustees’ oversight and governance of the Kentucky Retirement Systems.  The board manages investments of nearly $13 billion for 300,000 active and retired state workers.  State Auditor Crit Luallen says the audit primarily focused on the use of placement agents, which she defined for House and Senate State Government Committee members.