Proposed Legislation Would Require Supervision for Roadside Fundraising

A Kentucky House lawmaker from Brandenburg wants to require adult supervision for minors under the age of 14 who want to do roadside fundraising. Democrat Jeff Greer is sponsoring the legislation. The measure would require supervision for youngsters who stand on the roadside and collect money in buckets. Greer says he tried to get the… Continue reading Proposed Legislation Would Require Supervision for Roadside Fundraising

Beshear Proposes Pension Relief For Cities, Counties

Thanks To Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio/WKYU, Bowling Green As Kentucky faces a budget deficit of more than $450 million, cities and counties are grappling with their own revenue shortfalls. In Frankfort Tuesday, Governor Steve Beshear announced a proposal that would allow cities and counties to spread out their pension contributions over ten years rather… Continue reading Beshear Proposes Pension Relief For Cities, Counties

KY Lawmakers Propose Efficiency Measure

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Some reform-minded legislators in Frankfort are seeking rules changes designed to make the Kentucky House of Representatives more efficient. On April 15th, when time ran out on the 2008 legislative session, the clock in the House was stopped and work continued past midnight. The governor’s road plan was among… Continue reading KY Lawmakers Propose Efficiency Measure

Jenkins Backs Domestic Violence Bill

Louisville state representative Joni Jenkins has pre-filed a bill that would extend domestic violence protective rights to dating couples, instead of only those who are married. Lisa Holmes with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association says its an important segment of the population that hasn’t been protected in the past. “Statistics are telling us that 33-percent… Continue reading Jenkins Backs Domestic Violence Bill

Kentucky Has High Rate of Premature Births

The March of Dimes has released a new report today that gives Kentucky one of the country’s worst rankings in terms of premature births. A number of state lawmakers have formed a caucus to try to push through legislation to improve that number. Kentucky ranks 46th in the nation for premature births. Fifteen-percent of babies… Continue reading Kentucky Has High Rate of Premature Births

Youth Advocates Outline Priorities for State Lawmakers

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Child advocates are lining up their legislative priorities for the upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly and capping interest rates on payday loans looks like item number one. Last week, Ohio voters upheld a new state law reducing annual interest rates on payday loans from 391-percent to 28-percent.… Continue reading Youth Advocates Outline Priorities for State Lawmakers

Beshear To Discuss State Revenue With Legislative Leaders

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he’ll meet with legislative leaders in the coming months to measure support for some revenue generating intitiatives, including two that failed win passage in this year’s General Assembly. Speaking Friday WFPL’s State of Affairs program, Beshear said he’s optimistic the talks will be productive. “I do think there is interest, there’s… Continue reading Beshear To Discuss State Revenue With Legislative Leaders