Orientation for new appointees to the Kentucky Board of Education gets underway today in Frankfort. Earlier this month, Gov. Beshear made five new appointments to the state school board, and two reappointments. The board oversees 174 public school districts.
State Budget Director Mary Lassiter is cautiously optimistic about Kentucky’s economic outlook. She told lawmakers in Frankfort revenue and road fund receipts are up, and unemployment is slightly down.
Beginning Labor Day weekend, state employees in Kentucky must start taking mandatory furlough days. And lawmakers in Frankfort are getting an earful about the plan.
Two days of legislative hearings on containing the spiraling costs of Medicaid in Kentucky were held this week in Frankfort. The General Assembly created a 12-member task force, co-chaired by Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, and Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine, R-Southgate.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is applauding the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s decision to pursue instant racing at horse tracks. An instant racing bill failed to emerge from this year’s General Assembly, but the commission believes the wagering technique can be approved through the regulatory process.
A new legislative task force charged with finding ways to reduce spiraling Medicaid costs in Kentucky held its inaugural meeting Monday in Frankfort.
Unions representing more than half of Kentucky’s 32,000 state workers are complaining about furloughs announced last week by Gov. Steve Beshear.
The three-year transformation of Ft. Knox, Kentucky, from an armor school to a multi-purpose, U-S Army command center remains on schedule. The armor school moves to Ft. Benning, Georgia, next March.
Amanda’s Law, which allows satellite tracking of individuals in some Kentucky domestic violence cases, is officially now in effect. But in Frankfort, lawmakers continue gathering data on the effectiveness of electronic monitoring systems.
In these tight budget times, Kentucky lawmakers are keeping an extremely close eye on the state’s personal service contracts with outside consultants.