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March 04, 2021HB 320 heads to the Senate, provides $250 million in funding for broadband (1)
HB 320, sponsored by Rep. Brandon Reed and co-sponsored by Rep. Jason Petrie, sets aside $250 million in funding to provide broadband access to unserved and underserved areas in Kentucky and allows electric coops to deploy broadband services.
March 05, 20212021 General Assembly - Regular Session Legislative Update
Friday, March 5, marked the 24th legislative day and the short, 30-day session is wrapping up. Despite the limited number of workdays remaining and legislation moving quickly, bills focused on county legislative priorities are on the move.
March 04, 2021Legislative issues advance, big boost to broadband funding proposed
Wednesday marked the 22nd legislative day and the short, 30-day session is wrapping up. Despite the limited number of work days remaining and legislation moving quickly, bills focused on county legislative priorities are on the move.
March 01, 2021House passes American Rescue Plan Act: $1.9 trillion COVID relief package
Read NACo’s analysis of the American Rescue Plan Act and see county-level funding estimates.
March 03, 2021Beshear appoints KACo representative, two others to CERS Board of Trustees
During his decades of work, Hackbart’s research has focused on managing public finances including debt management, public pension funds, popular financial reporting and state government structural budget issues.
February 26, 20212021 Session Update - Week 5
As we approached the halfway mark of the 30-day legislative session this week, the pace of legislation is moving rapidly. Many bills filed this week have already had committee hearings, and some even have been voted on within their originating chamber.
February 24, 2021Transportation funding bill filed by Rep. Sal Santoro (HB 561)
On Tuesday, Representative Sal Santoro filed House Bill 561 which increases the gas tax, adds fees for electric vehicles and modifies the state’s road funding formulas.
February 19, 20212021 legislative session weekly summary - snow and ice delay final day to file bills
This week’s snow and ice storms seemed to affect all facets of daily life across the Commonwealth, and the General Assembly was no exception.