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House update: General Assembly prepares to reconvene Tuesday, Feb. 7th

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2023 — As lawmakers prepare to reconvene the 2023 Regular Session, legislative committees are continuing to lay the framework for the legislation we will consider during the remaining 26 legislative days. While the past several sessions have been consumed by major issues like the budget, tax […]

January 24th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Education,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Legislature should lift restrictions on home-based ‘learning pods’

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 — Legislative leaders envision a more traditional, non-budget session during the 2023 General Assembly and are discouraging major policy changes and spending requests. House Speaker David Osborne, R-Prospect, told Spectrum News that such an approach will allow “us to pump the brakes a […]

January 19th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Politics,State government | Read More »

Massaroni: House members convene, pass tax, veterans legislation

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative A “I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth, and be faithful and true to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.” All 100 members of the Kentucky House took this oath as we officially convened the 2023 Regular Session […]

January 6th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

Higdon: Senate address state tax rate, looks at juvenile justice reform

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District Senator Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 — As we convene the 2023 regular session, I would like first to wish you a happy new year. I hope your holidays were filled with joy and laughter while spending quality time with family and friends. To start, I want to acknowledge an historical moment […]

January 6th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

Rep. Massaroni gets key Kentucky General Assembly committee appointments

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 — Rep. Candy Massaroni of Bardstown will serve on the House Education, House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation, and House Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection committees during the current session of the Kentucky General Assembly. “As a member of these committees, I am committed to […]

January 5th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: Higdon details ways to track 2023 General Assembly activity

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022 — As we usher in the New Year and the regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, I’m honored to represent the 14th Senate district. 2023 begins my 21st year in the state legislature. It is my hope you and your family enjoy a blessed […]

December 20th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

UofL’s Kentucky One Health loan was an unnecessary expense for taxpayers

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 — The University of Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball squad gave its fans a timely stocking stuffer on Wednesday with the team’s first win of the season, beating the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on E.A. Diddle Arena’s hardwood. UofL’s health care system should follow suit […]

December 15th, 2022 | Posted in Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court gets a demo of the next generation voting machines

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court got its first preview of the new voting machines offered by Harp Enterprises at its meeting Tuesday morning. Harp representative Ross Robertson previewed the latest model voting machines to the court, including the latest machines designed for voters with […]

December 6th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: General Assembly to meet for 30-day session on Jan. 3rd

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022 — As the 2022 Interim draws to a close, the Kentucky General Assembly is preparing for the upcoming 2023 Regular Session, a short, 30-day session scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 3. Fortunately, election season is in the rearview mirror and your attention is likely now […]

November 16th, 2022 | Posted in Holidays,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

State’s education funding method forces taxpayers to carry more of the burden

By ASHLEY HOLLINGSHEADNelson County Board of Education member Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 — Our state school funding is broken, and Nelson County is an example of how the system puts an unfair burden on property owners. This has a real impact on people’s lives. Let’s consider a three-bedroom, 1,500 square foot home in Nelson County […]

September 19th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,State government | Read More »