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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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Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams announced that special elections will be held on November 2 to fill three vacancies in the General Assembly per writs of election issued by Gov. Andy Beshear. Voters will choose two new state representatives […]

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Kentucky Rep. Robert Goforth, who won reelection despite facing criminal charges for allegedly choking a woman during a domestic dispute, resigned from his House District 89 seat. A House panel dismissed a citizen’s impeachment petition seeking his removal from office […]

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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

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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

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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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