The Kentucky House voted 91-8 Thursday to raise the state’s drop out age from 16 to 18 by July, 2016. All eight of the bill’s opponents were Republicans. The bill now goes to the Senate.
House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark of Lousiville eked out a victory last night over Republican Brian Simpson to win re-election.
By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio All 100 Kentucky House seats are up for grabs this year, but in today’s primary, only 25 House districts have contested races. A look at a few of them: Two Republicans are battling for the opportunity to take on House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark of Louisville this fall. […]
By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio After three-and-a-half hours of debate Wednesday, the Kentucky House voted 65-33 for a new biennial state budget. The 367-page bill includes more than $2 billion in bonded projects, for which House budget chairman Rick Rand is making no apologies. “This budget is gonna embark on a construction program for […]
A state lawmaker from Jefferson County says he won’t seek re-election this year to the Kentucky House. Republican Scott Brinkman has held the 32nd District House seat since 2000,representing the Lyndon and Hurstbourne areas. He tells the Courier-Journal that he’s stepping aside in order to take on more responsibilities at his Louisville law firm, and won’t […]
Funeral arrangements are pending for former Louisville alderman and state representative Paul Bather. Bather died Tuesday in Houston, Texas following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The 62 year old Bather served several terms on the old Louisville Board of Aldermen, representing west Louisville’s 12th Ward. He also served one term as the 43rd District Representative […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The Kentucky House has approved some rules changes designed to make the chamber operate more efficiently. Under the new rules, House leaders will no longer serve on the Appropriations and Revenue committee. That will free up some seats for other members. But House Speaker Greg Stumbo says leadership will […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh All 100 Kentucky House seats were up for grabs last Tuesday, but only 29 districts had contested races. Democrat Linda Belcher won the Bullitt County House seat formerly held by her late husband, Larry Belcher, who died in a car crash last month. Democrat Wilson Stone will replace House […]