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Editorial by Rep. Dennis Keene: Raising taxes to fund pensions NOT a good option

August 14, 2017

A proposed special session on tax and pension reform would result in an increase in taxes for most Kentuckians and will not address the problems in Kentucky’s pension system. It is time we reform our pension system to be fair to the majority of Kentucky’s public employees and to the taxpayers. We must honor our…

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Republican Leadership Discusses Pension Reform & Possible Changes to Retirement Plans

August 10, 2017

“For current retirees, Thayer said “everything outside of the inviolable contract should be and would be considered.” One example is a “sick day issue” for current teachers. The Georgetown Republican said some teachers stockpile their sick days to increase their retirement benefits. The stockpiling of the days adds millions of dollars in debt to the…

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Rep. John Sims Jr. chosen to serve on SLC Committee

August 4, 2017

State Rep. John Sims Jr.,  of Flemingsburg, has been appointed to serve on the Southern Legislative Conference’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. Sims recently received the appointment to serve on the SLC committee from House Speaker Jeff Hoover. The first-time legislator from the state’s 70th House District in Bracken, Fleming, Mason and Robertson counties said…

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VIDEO: Rep. Al Gentry talks Workers’ Compensation on Kentucky Tonight

July 11, 2017

On Monday, July 10, Kentucky State Representative Al Gentry, D-Louisville, joined the Kentucky Tonight panel on KET to discuss workers’ compensation. Rep. Gentry, who once experienced a severe workplace injury, has been an avid advocate for workers’ and them receiving the benefits they deserve.   A short clip of the discussion can be viewed below.…

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Interim Joint Committee Update 7/5/17

July 5, 2017

On Wednesday, July 5th the Interim Joint Committees on Tourism, Small Business, and Information Technology and on Economic Development and Workforce Investment convened in Frankfort to receive legislative updates from their respective cabinets. Tourism, Small Business and Information Technology heard updates on the improvements and repairs made to state/local parks and recreational facilities over the last…

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Prichard Committee Estimates Charter Schools Funding to be $7,178 per student

March 23, 2017

Legislative Update: March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017

Legislative Week in Review – March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017

Kentucky Democrats Join Lawmakers in 30 Other States in a Week of Action to Fight for Families

March 3, 2017

Students rally with state representatives in Frankfort to eliminate corporal punishment in Kentucky schools

February 28, 2017

Legislative Week in Review February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017

Rep. Harris files legislation to address escalating electrical rates by Kentucky power

February 22, 2017

Representative Dennis Keene Files Bill to Boost Urban Development

February 22, 2017

A United Kentucky House Resolution 49 Confirms Support for Retirement Benefits

February 20, 2017

A Kentucky United House Caucus Week in Review February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

A United Kentucky House Bill 264 Provides for Free Tuition for Eligible Students

February 17, 2017

House Democrats to Meet with Mayor Greg Fischer About Anti-Louisville Legislation

February 16, 2017

Reps. Burch, Marzian and Overly Receive Nonprofit VOICE Award

February 15, 2017

A United Kentucky Rep. Sannie Overly Files House Bill 197

February 15, 2017

Caucus Chairman Rep. Dennis Keene details United Kentucky caucus agenda in the NKY Tribune

February 14, 2017

A United Kentucky House Bill 113 will assist military

February 13, 2017

House Democratic leader Rocky Adkins files legislation to make adoption more affordable for Kentucky families

February 11, 2017

House Democrats seek to create a “United Kentucky” for better-paying jobs, improved public education, increased access to health care

February 10, 2017