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April 20, 2021
General Assembly allocates $300 million for broadband
HB 320 sets aside $250 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to provide broadband access to unserved and underserved areas in Kentucky and allows electric coops to deploy broadband services.

April 20, 2021
Financial help is on the way for county jails
At the last minute, lawmakers amended legislation to allocate millions of dollars to county jails devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 20, 2021
$250 million set aside for drinking water and wastewater in 2021 session
In the final hours of session, the General Assembly gutted a bill and allocated millions of the state’s American Rescue Plan Acts dollars to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) for drinking water and wastewater programs.

April 20, 2021
$20 million allocated to rural hospitals in 2021 session
HB 556, sponsored by Rep. Danny Bentley and co-sponsored by Rep. Jason Petrie, allocates $20 million to the Rural Hospital Operations and Facilities Revolving Loan Fund.

April 20, 2021
2021 Legislative Accomplishment - Elections Reform
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected all facets of daily life, and the 2020 election cycle was no exception.

April 20, 2021
2021 Legislative Accomplishment - Opioid Settlement Funds
House Bill 427, sponsored by Rep. Danny Bentley, creates the Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission to oversee the distribution of the state’s portion of potential opioid litigation settlement funds.

April 19, 2021
Avoiding wrongful termination lawsuits
This page includes links to resources related to the KACo Leadership Institute course held on April 16, 2021.

April 09, 2021
Kentucky unemployment system will shut down for four days to enhance security
The Labor Cabinet, Office of Unemployment Insurance along with the Commonwealth Office of Technology suspect criminal individuals or enterprises have attempted to gain unauthorized access to UI customer data.

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