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On October 18, the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments to keep or overturn the permanent injunctions prohibiting certain portions of state campaign finance and ethics law from being enforced. In 2017, U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman ruled […]

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The Kentucky Legislature adjourned sine die April 14. Lawmakers passed House Bill 97 establishing a new filing deadline for elections of city officers. Before it was amended, the bill would have moved the date for filing a supplemental annual report […]

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January 9, 2018  •  

Kentucky House Speaker Resigns

House Speaker Jeff Hoover resigned Monday following pressure from members of both parties. He had privately settled a sexual harassment claim with a staff member with whom he had exchanged explicit messages after her colleague told her doing so would […]

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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky has issued a permanent injunction, prohibiting certain portions of state campaign finance and ethics law from being enforced. Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman ruled the prohibition on […]

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The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission unanimously voted to appeal a recent ruling striking down state ethics laws. District Court Judge William O. Bertelsman, in a ruling earlier this month, stated the prohibitions on gifts and campaign contributions from lobbyists to […]

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In a 35-page order, a federal judge dismantled some of the toughest ethics laws in the country. U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman struck down Kentucky’s prohibitions on lawmakers accepting gifts from lobbyists and lobbyists making contributions to candidates for the […]

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After last year’s budget bill temporarily increased the executive agency lobbyist registration fee, lawmakers have made the change permanent. House Bill 80 of the 2016 legislative session increased the fee to $500, effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2018, […]

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The Kentucky General Assembly adjourned the 2017 regular session sine die on March 30, 2017. Working late into the evening, lawmakers approved several bills to send to Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk. The Republican-controlled legislature passed right-to-work and anti-abortion bills, as […]

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Gov. Matt Bevin approved changes to a campaign finance law yesterday, March 27, 2017. Senate Bill 75 doubles current contribution limits for individuals giving to candidates, state executive committees, and caucus campaign committees. The limit for individuals giving to PACs […]

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The Kentucky Legislature passed a bill this week to double the limits on contributions from individuals and PACs to candidates, state executive committees, and caucus campaign committees. Senate Bill 75, according to supporters, provides greater transparency and will make it […]

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A special election will be held on November 8, the same day as the general election, to fill the state’s First Congressional District seat. Rep. Ed Whitfield, who already stated he would not seek reelection, announced his resignation last week […]

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House Speaker Greg Stumbo has called an impromptu meeting of the House of Representatives to discuss the struggling Kentucky Retirement System and Kentucky Teachers Retirement System. Stumbo cited poor returns and high placement fees for investment managers in an email […]

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The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has launched a new payment application for the 2016 lobbyist employer registration fee. The application is available on any mobile device; however, updated registration statements must be submitted directly to the Ethics Commission. Payments may […]

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The Urban County Council is reviewing proposed changes to Lexington, Kentucky’s ethics act. The changes would be the first major overhaul of the act since 1994, when it was first enacted. Among the proposals, the mayor will be given sole […]

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