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Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear won re-election to a second term over challenger, Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who prevailed in a crowded primary in May. Beshear became governor in 2019, winning by a narrow margin in a historically conservative state. […]

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The 2023 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 30. A procurement bill and a bill requiring special elections for Louisville passed. House Bill 0522 increases the small purchase amounts for public agencies from $30,000 […]

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

Gov. Andy Beshear announced a special election on February 21, 2023, to fill the vacancy in Senate District 19 created by the resignation of Senator Morgan McGarvey. Under state law, when a legislator vacancy occurs while lawmakers are not in […]

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A new city ordinance passed by Louisville, Kentucky Metro Council creates registration and disclosure requirements for lobbying. Beginning in May 2023, Ordinance 058-22 will require lobbyists and employers engaging a city official to influence executive agency decisions or legislation to […]

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Kentucky Voters defeated constitutional amendment 1, which would have permitted the Senate President and House Speaker to jointly call special sessions of the legislature lasting up to 12 days annually. Only the Governor can call a special session. The amendment […]

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August 29, 2022  •  

Kentucky Lawmakers End Special Session

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Lawmakers ended a three-day special session by passing a $213 million package for flood recovery and a plan to help schools in eastern Kentucky. Signed into law by Gov. Beshear on Friday, the law establishes the East Kentucky State Aid […]

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

Gov. Andy Beshear called a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly to begin today, August 24 at noon to establish funding and administration of the Eastern Kentucky State Aid Funding for Emergencies (EKSAFE) and amend the statute relating to […]

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April 15, 2022  •  

Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The 2022 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 14. A campaign finance and an ethics bill passed with a veto override. House Bill 740 reduces transparency in campaign finance by removing the requirement that […]

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A new city ordinance proposed by Louisville Councilmember Bill Hollander would create registration and disclosure requirements for lobbying. The measure defines a lobbyist as any person engaged to influence executive agency decisions or to promote, advocate, or oppose the passage, […]

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Kentucky State Sen. Stephen Meredith introduced a bill that would prohibit awarding, extending, or renewing state contracts with a bidder or contractor if the company had used a lobbyist to win an earlier version of the contract and the lobbyist […]

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced a special election on February 22, 2022, to fill the vacancy in Kentucky House District 42 created by the resignation of Rep. Reginald Meeks. Under state law, when a legislator vacancy occurs while lawmakers are not […]

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Kentucky Republicans are projected to sweep the three legislative special elections and retain their supermajority. Michael ‘Sarge’ Pollock is projected to defeat Democrat Eddie Rogers to win House District 51, filling the vacancy created by the death of Rep. John […]

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September 10, 2021  •  

Kentucky Lawmakers End Special Session

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The first special session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die on September 9. Lawmakers passed five bills in the three days of the special session shifting power away from Gov. Andy Beshear to local governments to address the […]

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September 7, 2021  •  

Kentucky Governor Calls Special Session

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear called a special session of the General Assembly to begin Tuesday, September 7. The call comes two weeks after the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled a lower court was wrong to block new laws limiting the scope […]

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