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Stivers and Osborne reveal legislative priorities at KCJEA/KMCA Conference
Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers and Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne share insights on the next legislative session and talk about big impacts ahead for counties.

Public pension proposal unveiled but questions persist
A new proposal to deal with the public pension for health departments and quasi-governmental agencies was unveiled on Monday; however, there is still no date for a special session.

Ky. Supreme Court strikes down Marsy's Law
The Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously affirmed a lower court opinion that invalidated the language of a Constitutional Amendment known as Marsy’s Law.

Gov. Bevin and Rep. Rogers announce milestone for broadband infrastructure project
Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers held a joint press conference Friday to announce the completion of the first phase of KentuckyWired, a project to build a network of high-speed fiber optic cable throughout the Commonwealth.

Bevin aide: Governor's pension plan has enough votes to pass
Gov. Bevin's team is confident that enough votes have been rounded up to pass his pension-relief proposal in a special legislative session, a key Bevin aide said Wednesday.

Avoiding the Road to Nowhere Means Investing in Infrastructure
Rep. Jerry T. Miller and Rep. Sal Santoro explain why our state needs better funding for transportation infrastructure and why the 2020 legislative session is the best opportunity to tackle this issue.

911 texting service available in four counties
Four Kentucky counties can now text 911 during an emergency situation, but only if a voice call is not possible or safe.

2019 Legislative Session in Review
County advocates fought hard for county government during the 2019 session, taking on issues that included transportation funding, public pensions and protection of local revenue.

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