State Co-Chair Says ALEC Initiatives Don’t Go Far in Kentucky

A controversial national legislative group may not have the same pull in Kentucky as it does in other states. For weeks, the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has been under fire for its work pushing model state laws. The group has been linked to “stand your ground” gun laws, which have been in the […]

Fairness Leaders Back Anti-Bullying Bill

Gay rights leaders from across Kentucky are supporting a bill that would strengthen the state’s current anti-bullying laws. The legislation was introduced by state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, D-Louisville, and would create or improve protections against discrimination based upon students’ race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or learning disabilities. State lawmakers passed a broad anti-bullying […]

Harmon Files Concealed Carry Bill

Former Republican lieutenant governor candidate and state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, has filed a bill allowing Kentucky residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit. The legislation would make the unlicensed carrying of a hidden deadly weapon legal and prohibit employers from having no-firearms policies that apply to buildings or parking areas. It also forbids […]

Bill Would Change Timeline for Lieutenant Governor Selection

by Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio The selection process to choose a running mate in the race for Kentucky governor would change under legislation filed by a central Kentucky lawmaker. Current law requires candidates to choose their lieutenant governors before entering the primary race. Danville representative Mike Harmon wants to give candidates until after the […]

CNN Highlights Kentucky Lawmaker’s Opposition to Bullying Bill

Profiling a 14-year-old boy who committed suicide after years of alleged anti-gay taunts at school, CNN’s Anderson Cooper covered opposition to bullying legislation in Kentucky by highlighting state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, who believes homosexuality is a sin. Earlier this year, state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, D-Louisville, introduced a bill that would prohibit bullying because […]

GOP Lt. Governor Candidates Debate on KET Tonight

Debating for the first time on live television, the three Republican primary candidates for lieutenant governor will appear on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” Monday. Host Bill Goodman will moderate the discussion between Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville and Bill Vermillion Jr., a Navy veteran from Caneyville. Political observers are eager to see […]

God and David Adams Called Harmon to Run

While considering a bid for higher office, state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, said he asked God for a sign. The almighty sent him a political consultant, namely Tea Party guru David Adams, who recruited Harmon to join a slate with Louisville businessman Phil Moffett for the state’s number two spot. From the Lexington Herald-Leader: “I […]