A bill that would require a certain percentage of the state’s energy to come from renewable sources is scheduled for a hearing in the Kentucky House of Representatives tomorrow. The bill has little chance of passage this late in the session, but its advocates are hoping to set the stage for next year. House Bill… Continue reading House Hearing Scheduled for Clean Energy Legislation Tomorrow
The Fairness Campaign’s Chris Hartman is frustrated by what he considers stall tactics imposed on anti bullying legislation this session. He says two amendments sponsored by Representative Mike Harmon are out of line and are simply meant to kill the bill.
Several committee members expressed concern about bullying but indicated current law should address the issue. Sponsor Mary Lou Marzian says the legislation gives school officials power they don’t currently have to better deal with bullies who target gay students.
The legislation puts the onus on employers to verify the immigration status of their employees. A Senate bill that puts the onus on law enforcement to verify the immigration status of suspected illegal aliens remains in a House committee.