The Kentucky House of Representatives will consider a bill this week to revamp the state’s student testing system. Some say it could weaken arts and humanities instruction. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. House Bill 508 is a response to Senate Bill 1. Both would overhaul testing in public schools to improve school, student and teacher […]
Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth says he hopes the General Assembly fairly distributes money made available by the federal stimulus package.
Starting April 1st, Kentuckians will pay sales tax on alcohol and thirty cents more for a pack cigarettes. The price increases have some retailers worried.
Louisville Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins is taking his fight against a police storage facility to the General Assembly.
A pre-filed bill in the Kentucky General Assembly would place slot-machine gambling under similar restrictions as alcohol.
A Kentucky lawmaker has filed legislation intended to clarify the state law regarding freedom of expression in public schools. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Rep. Melvin Henley of Murray has filed a bill that specifically defines how and when pubic schools students may voluntarily express their viewpoints, including religious ones. Henley says he decided to […]
For the third year, a bill has been filed in the Kentucky General Assembly that would require girls to be vaccinated against a virus that is the source of almost all cervical cancer. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. In 2006, the federal government approved a vaccine that immunizes females against the human papillomavirus or HPV, which […]
A bill that’s been pre-filed in the Kentucky General Assembly would restrict a common tool used by political campaigns to reach voters.
Legislators have already begun filing bills for the next legislative session that starts in January. One measure concerns press rights for high school journalists. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Just after finishing his freshman year studying journalism at Western Kentucky University, Josh Moore met with his State Representative, Brent Yonts. Moore told Yonts he wanted state […]
Legislation proposing tax incentives for the film industry is in the works for the upcoming Kentucky General Assembly, but questions remain on how it would work, especially during an economic downturn.