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After serving 32 years, Representative Larry Clark has retired from his service in in the House of Representatives. Larry Clark will continue to be an advocate and a voice of leadership for working families, the elderly, veterans and children.

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By Representative Larry Clark -Governor Matt Bevin has made it no secret that he favors so-called “right-to-work” legislation for the upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly.  His Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives echo this support and by all appearances intend to put the issue front and center when the legislature convenes this… Continue Reading

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 12, 2016) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a lane closure scheduled for this weekend on Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway). Contract crews will be working on the foundation for sound barrier construction between Smyrna Parkway and the Pennsylvania Run Road overpass (mile points 13.6 to 14.3). The right… Continue Reading

FRANKFORT – Looking to the courts for clarity on whether Governor Bevin’s recent vetoes—and another bill he signed into law – were done properly, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo filed a lawsuit today in Franklin Circuit Court.              “I believe the governor’s actions go against the letter and spirit of Kentucky’s constitution, but case law is… Continue Reading

Summary of Vetoes to Executive Branch Budget Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy Deletes language related to special initiatives that were to be funded with $21 million from Tobacco MSA dollars in FY 2016. The funds now shall be used solely for agricultural development initiatives approved by the Agricultural Development Board with no dollar limit for… Continue Reading

Despite the projected growth – of nearly $1 billion in the next biennium – the Governor’s vetoes: …limit access to education opportunities for Kentucky’s students who are most in need Vetoes Work Ready Scholarship that would allow traditional high school graduates to earn a 2-year degree debt free, leaving the funding in 2018 with no… Continue Reading

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 25, 2016) —Kentucky eighth-graders headed for high school in the fall might find “High School Basics,” a four-page flyer, helpful. The free flyer can be ordered from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). “High School Basics” has sections about: ·         Credits and graduation requirements. ·         Calculating a GPA. ·         Reading a… Continue Reading

FRANKFORT – Following the General Assembly’s near-unanimous approval this evening of a budget that will run state government for the next two years, House Democratic leaders said they were “extremely pleased” that proposals the chamber championed were included. “This budget is a great blueprint that will move the commonwealth forward while putting our retirement systems for… Continue Reading

April 14, 2016 Louisville Courier-Journal House and Senate negotiators finally reached agreement Thursday morning on a 2016-18 state budget that will infuse the state’s troubled pension funds with more than a billion new dollars but slash funding for state universities by 4.5 percent. The agreement capped three weeks of bumpy on-again, off-again bargaining sessions and… Continue Reading

At nearly midnight last night, the Senate walked away from budget negotiations even though some progress had been made. Here is the statement from House Leadership: “It is unfortunate that the Senate walked away during discussions about changing the calendar.  Because of the late hour, and the considerable amount of work remaining, we recommended moving… Continue Reading

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