After Impasse, New Congressional Districts Become Law

After weeks of disagreement, new districts for Kentucky’s six U.S. House seats have become law. The issue appeared dead earlier this week when the state Senate was unable to approve a new map. But lawmakers rallied around a compromise plan last night. Under the new plan, the Second District will lose some of its northern […]

Plan to Cap State Spending at Six Percent of Revenue Takes the First Step

A new constitutional amendment that restricts how much debt the Commonwealth can carry took it’s first steps in Frankfort today. The amendment is sponsored by state Sen. Joe Bowen, a Republican from Owensboro. It caps state spending to six percent of annual revenue.Currently, the state has spent 6.3 percent more than it has taken in. The […]

Webb Wins Special Kentucky Senate Election

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Republicans are reacting to Democratic Rep. Robin Webb’s victory Tuesday in the race for a northeast Kentucky senate seat formerly in Republican control. Senator Damon Thayer of Georgetown says Republicans remain united and strong. “We still are in the majority in the state Senate. We still control the committee […]