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January 14, 2022
Second week of legislative session focused on West KY tornado relief
Tornado relief, jail support and the budget were hot topics this week in the General Assembly.
January 14, 2022
Treasury releases final guidance for spending ARPA funds
The final rule allows much more flexibility for counties using their ARPA funds.
January 13, 2022
Governor Beshear presents budget, includes significant funding for counties
Gov. Andy Beshear released his 2022-2024 budget tonight, Jan. 13.
January 13, 2022
Supreme Court blocks enforcement of Biden’s COVID vaccine and testing mandate
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of Pres. Biden’s vaccine and testing mandate for employers with more than 100 employees, including Kentucky counties.
January 13, 2022
Governor signs tornado relief bill into law
Governor Beshear signed HB 5 into law this afternoon, which allocates $200 million to assist communities impacted by the Western Kentucky tornadoes.
January 11, 2022
House Committee passes West Kentucky tornado relief package
Legislation passed the House Appropriations and Revenue committee Monday afternoon in response to the tornadoes that ravaged western Kentucky in December. A floor vote is expected this afternoon.
January 08, 2022
House releases budget package with positive news for counties
The budget package was released yesterday, earlier than anticipated.
January 07, 2022
Redistricting bills nearing the finish line
With House and Senate redistricting a top priority, legislators advanced bills addressing redistricting quickly through both chambers as the 2022 session got underway.