From Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio As Kentucky works with neighboring states and federal authorities to tackle prescription drug abuse, three state government leaders say there are improvements that also need to be made within the Commonwealth. At a press conference in Lexington this morning, Governor Steve Beshear, Attorney General Jack Conway, and House Speaker […]
A former Kentucky state lawmaker has pleaded guilty to murder for shooting his ex-fiance and was sentenced to life without parole. An attorney for former Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Nunn said the son of former Kentucky Governor Louis B. Nunn entered the plea Tuesday in Fayette County court. Nunn could have faced the death penalty […]
The top two leaders of the Kentucky House are assessing the outcome of Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary. Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Minority Floor Leader Jeffrey Hoover have been studying the counties captured by Senate President David Williams, who grabbed the Republican nomination. Stumbo believes the map benefits Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who’s seeking a […]
Joining prominent civil rights leaders and other Democratic lawmakers, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, said Governor Steve Beshear should have adjusted his schedule to be at Fort Campbell and greet President Barack Obama during his a recent visit to the military base. Last Friday, Mr. Obama made his first visit as president to the […]
Until the legal issue is resolved, lawmakers’ pay is being held in escrow. Special sessions cost taxpayers around $64,000 per day.
Stumbo’s reaction signals the special session, now in its 11th day, could be in serious trouble. If the House and Senate can’t reach agreement, Gov. Beshear says he will have to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates by 35 percent on April 1st.
Speaker Greg Stumbo says the bipartisan compromise possibly could get a House floor vote Monday evening, but at this point, he can’t say for sure.
At the start of the 30-day Kentucky General Assembly, Senate President David Williams suggested lopping off six days to pay taxpayers back for last year’s special session on the budget.
By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio Details on the timetable of the special session in Frankfort appear to be changing, following an almost hour-long meeting between the two top leaders of the Kentucky General Assembly. Swarmed by reporters as he left Senate President David Williams’ office, House Speaker Greg Stumbo is sounding more optimistic about […]
By Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio Budget negotiations between House and Senate leaders in Frankfort broke off Wednesday and neither side anticipates a quick resolution. For seven days, negotiators worked on a compromise budget, but disagreements over proposed debt could not be settled. Just before noon Wednesday, conferees adjourned with no plans for another meeting. […]