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The 2021 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 30. Among the measures passed is Senate Bill 6, which requires the executive branch ethics commission to establish standards of ethical conduct for all transition team […]

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The Kentucky General Assembly voted to place a constitutional amendment on the November 2022 ballot authorizing the Legislature to change the legislative session end dates with a three-fifths vote in each chamber. The proposed amendment also authorizes the Senate president […]

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Kentucky voters defeated a constitutional amendment that would have increased the terms of office for district judges and commonwealth attorneys in each circuit court district. The amendment would have also increased the requirement for district judges of being a licensed […]

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The Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission passed an emergency regulation and provided guidance on a passed bill. This bill passed amends registration requirements for executive agency lobbying. Effective July 1, Senate Bill 157 requires the initial registration statement to include […]

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April 17, 2020  •  

Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

The 154th regular session of the General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 16. The Republican supermajority in both the House and Senate voted to override Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of Senate Bill 2. Senate bill 2 requires voters to […]

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The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2020 session will reconvene on April 14, one day earlier than previously announced. Lawmakers will consider overriding vetoes cast by Gov. Andy Beshear. The governor’s time to veto recently passed bills expires on April 13. Lawmakers […]

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March 17, 2020  •  

Kentucky Delays Primary Until June 23

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the Kentucky primary election scheduled for May 19 will be delayed until June 23. The election is being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Beshear made the announcement Monday evening at a press conference at […]

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House and Senate leadership announced the legislative session will continue as scheduled with some precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, only elected members, staff, and members of the media will be allowed in the Capitol […]

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Effective immediately, the Legislative Ethics Commission has requested updated registration statements be filed either by fax or via email, by scanning and sending the signed forms. Fax to (502) 573-2929 Email to Donnita.crittenden@lrc.ky.gov  or lori.smither@lrc.ky.gov To change from paper filing […]

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Rocky Adkins and Dennis Keene

Gov. Andy Beshear called a special election to fill two open seats in House District 67 and House District 99. Rep. Rocky Adkins, a Democrat from Sandy Hook resigned to become Beshear’s senior adviser. Rep. Dennis Keene, a Democrat from […]

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Gov. Matt Bevin executed a writ of election to fill the vacant Senate 38th District seat. The special election will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The seat became vacant after Sen. Dan Seum resigned effective November 16.

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Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear

Gov. Matt Bevin conceded defeat after a recanvass of last week’s gubernatorial election results showed he was still trailing Andy Beshear by more than 5,000 votes. During his announcement, Bevin stated he would not contest the results of the election. […]

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Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers created more election controversy, stating the legislature could decide the hotly contested governor’s race. The comments came shortly after Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede to Attorney General Andy Beshear, who led by roughly 5,100 […]

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Gov. Matt Bevin announced Tuesday, November 5 as the special election date to fill the sudden vacancy of House District 18. Rep. Tim Moore resigned his seat midterm, citing his own belief in term limits. The special election will be […]

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