Last week House and Senate leaders announced that budget negotiations had reached an impasse but are committed to reaching a deal before the April 15th deadline.  The House budget proposal has less debt and put more money directly into the pension system and protects public education from devastating and unnecessary cuts. Despite strong economic numbers…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 24, 2016) — On Feb. 29, Kentucky initiated a statewide rollout of a new computerized benefits system. The system, known as benefind, is the fifth and final release phase of the kynect system, which was designed and developed by the prior administration. Benefind is an application hub that brings together all programs…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 24, 2016) — On Feb. 29, Kentucky initiated a statewide rollout of a new computerized benefits system. The system, known as benefind, is the fifth and final release phase of the kynect system, which was designed and developed by the prior administration. Benefind is an application hub that brings together all programs…

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Kentucky Democratic Party responds to Gov. Bevin’s misleading video FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 7, 2016) – “Either Gov. Matt Bevin doesn’t know how the process works, or he was trying to distort the truth and mislead people with his video today on social media,” said Rep. Sannie Overly, chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party. “While Gov. Bevin…

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Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt plans to conduct town hall meetings across the state to gather input to assist the Kentucky Department of Education in designing a new accountability system. It is my goal to collaborate with legislators, educators, students and the public to produce a system that is fair, reliable, valid and simpler. Commissioner Pruitt…

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Rep. Clark Secured Funding for Critical I-265 Sound Barrier in 2014 Budget  Louisville, KY (February 19, 2016) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of impending construction along westbound Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) just east of the Smyrna Parkway interchange  (mile point 13.5).  Work is scheduled to begin…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2016) — Kentuckians planning for higher education will find “The College Circuit,” a booklet published by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), to be a useful resource. It can be used by students ranging in age from middle school to adults. Parents and counselors can also use it to help…

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The Kentucky Lottery achieved record-breaking sales and dividends yet again in fiscal year 2015. Sales ended the year at $899.1 million. From this amount, dividends to the scholarship, grant, other higher education, and literacu programs rose to a record $236 million (compared to $226.1 million in FYl4).The overall number also includes $9.3 million unclaimed prizes,which…

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Kentucky Forward – Legislation to track the progress of workforce development in Kentucky was passed by the Kentucky House of Representatives. House Concurrent Resolution 97, sponsored by Rep. Larry Clark, D-Louisville, and Rep. Rick Nelson, D-Middlesboro, would direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish a Kentucky Workforce Development Task Force to study workforce issues and…

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