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Bill to boost funding for Kentucky state parks heads to governor’s desk
Additional dollars for Kentucky state parks will help revive and restore buildings and grounds.

Bills about test tube meat, hemp signed into law
Several bills from the 2019 General Assembly have become law with one legislative day to go.

School safety, ‘In God We Trust’ measures signed into law
A ceremonial signing of a bill by Gov. Matt Bevin that some lawmakers consider the most important legislation they’ve passed in years took place at the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday.

Nearly $17 million in county bank franchise tax revenue remains safe after legislative fix
A drafting error put local bank franchise taxes in jeopardy, but recent legislation resolves the issue, saving counties millions of dollars.

Lawmakers pass public pension plan in late-night session
Health departments, regional public universities and other quasi-governmental agencies will have to vote to stay in KRS with a frozen contribution rate for one year.

Sine Die: 2019 Session Wraps Up
The General Assembly's 2019 session came to a close Thursday evening with more than 200 bills approved.

Kentucky counties among highest in opioid prescriptions
In almost 1/3 of Kentucky counties, enough opioid prescriptions were dispensed in 2017 for every person in the county to have one. That being said, opioid prescriptions are declining in the state.

Bevin vetoes public pension bill, plans to call special session
Gov. Matt Bevin vetoed House Bill 358 which would have affected county health departments, regional public universities and other quasi-governmental agencies.

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