The Indiana Attorney General’s office will continue to defend a controversial immigration law that was partially struck down by a federal judge last month. The judge temporarily blocked provisions in the law that restricted immigrants’ use of identification provided by foreign consulates and allowed police to arrest anyone whose immigration status was in question. The… Continue reading Indiana Attorney General to Defend Immigration Law From Permanent Injunction
Nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks, the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, is dead. Calling it it “the most significant development” in the fight against al-Qaeda, President Barack Obama said tonight that bin Laden was killed in a firefight in Pakistan, which was the result of a “targeted assault” ordered… Continue reading Osama bin Laden Killed in Pakistan
Yarmuth says despite the backing of many European and Middle Eastern countries, it looks like the U.S. is leading the military action, and that’s a cause for concern. Further, he’s wary that the impending NATO-led humanitarian mission won’t go as planned.
Gil Kerlikowske visited the commonwealth last month and toured communities hit by prescription abuse. He spoke Thursday with the newly-formed congressional caucus on prescription pill abuse, which is co-chaired by Representative Hal Rogers of Kentucky.
A resolution calling for a constitutional convention to force Congress to approve a balanced budget amendment got a hearing in a Kentucky House committee, but that’s all.
No vote will be taken this session. The measure, similar to one approved by the Senate last month, is sponsored by Representative Jim DeCesare of Rockfield.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has proposed cutting a program that would track prescription drugs in his state. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers have asked Scott to reconsider.
Office of National Drug Control Policy director—or Drug Czar—Gil Kerlikowske says Florida needs to fight the prescription drug trade, since pills from that state are sold and abused in Kentucky and elsewhere.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is in Frankfort to gather support for a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget. Paul found support from some conservative state lawmakers, but others were on hand in opposition to the Senator remarks.
A resolution urging Congress to call a constitutional convention to consider a balanced budget amendment has cleared a Kentucky Senate committee.
The Senate State and Local Government committee, at the urging of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, voted 7-3 for the resolution.
The high-profile post places Yarmuth across the table from California Republican Darrell Issa, who chairs the committee. Issa has said he intends to use the committee’s power to conduct hundreds of interviews and investigate the Obama administration, which he calls corrupt.
Members of the Kentucky General Assembly are preparing for the 2011 session. And the head of Louisville’s Fairness Campaign hopes the legislature will take a cue from the U.S. Congress on one issue.