State Politics

Ky. legislature adjourns 2020 session

Legislative Research Commission FRANKFORT – Every legislative session develops a unique personality. COVID-19 shaped the character of the 154th regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly that ended April 15. The worldwide pandemic prompted the legislature, an institution steeped in tradition, to make changes to usual procedures. Lawmakers went from…


Beshear line-item vetoes budget bills

Gov. Andy Beshear line-item vetoed language in the state budget bill he said could limit his flexibility to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He said in a press release he did not veto any specific appropriations. Teacher will not get the $2,000 raises the Democratic governor had proposed in…