The legislation gives local and state police broad authority to check the immigration status of people they suspect to be in the country illegally. The bill passed the GOP-controlled Senate, but faces an uncertain future in the Democratically-led House.
Kentucky lawmakers appear ready to crackdown on stimulants called “bath salts,” that are being sold in many gas stations and convenience stores across the commonwealth.
Dr. Henry Spiller of the Kentucky Regional Poison Center in Louisville says the “salts” contain stimulants that users snort, inject and smoke.
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.
Yarmuth says he’s been pleased with new Republican Speaker John Boehner’s nods to bipartisanship, but he’s not sure whether that will pan out over the next two years. While Yarmuth has his concerns about GOP’s plans for the upcoming session, he says the party may have difficulty reigning in newly-elected representatives.
Despite a national population shift to the south and west, Kentucky’s congressional delegation will not change as a result of the 2010 census. But that doesn’t mean the state’s legislative districts will go unchanged.
The recent compromise on the Bush-era tax cuts between the President and congressional Republicans has not received a warm welcome from many Capitol Hill lawmakers, and Third District Congressman John Yarmuth is among them.
Vote totals in Kentucky’s 6th District U.S. House race will be rechecked for accuracy next week. The recanvass is being sought by the man who appears to have lost his first bid for public office.
The Kentucky House, voting mostly along party lines, has approved three-point-four-billion-dollars in bonded road and bridge construction projects for the next biennium. The vote was 67-32, with only two Republicans supporting the bill. Minority Leader Jeffrey Hoover of Jamestown says the measure punishes Republicans who voted against the revenue bill approved by the House last week.
The group Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare held another rally in downtown Louisville Wednesday.
Hausman says while he opposes some of President Obama’s programs, this plan would work with the president’s proposals to help small business.