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Gambling Expansion - (“Sports Wagering” Bill) House Bill 137

By Rep. Adam Koenig: This bill is called the “Sports Wagering” Bill because it will expand gambling in Kentucky beyond 1) horse racing, 2) charitable gambling, and 3) The Lottery, into the world of sports and “other” competition…

Expediting Responsible Marijuana Research - House Concurrent Resolution 5

By Rep. Danny Bentley: This resolution (HCR 5) urges the Federal Government to reschedule and expedite the study of the possible medical benefits of marijuana using evidence-based science…

Youth Health Protection Act - House Bill 321

By Rep. Savannah Maddox: This bill would prohibit attempting to surgically or hormonally change the biological sex of any child under the age of 18…

The Medical Ethics and Diversity Act – (“The MED Act”) Senate Bill 90

By Sen. Stephen Meredith: This bill provides religious liberty and conscience protections for medical professionals regarding controversial medical technologies and practices…

“Save Women’s Sports” Act - (“Fair Play” Act) Senate Bill 114

By Sen. Robby Mills: This bill would prohibit biological males from competing in girl’s athletic events at the college and high school level in Kentucky schools…

Born Alive Infant Protection Act - Senate Bill 9

By Sen. Whitney Westerfield: This bill protects infants who are born alive from being denied nourishment and reasonable medical care. SB 9 would apply to infants born alive after an attempted abortion…

The Human Life Amendment – (“YES for Life”) House Bill 67

By Rep. Joe Fischer: This bill would affirm that the Kentucky Constitution does not guarantee the right to abortion or to have abortion paid for…

Dignified Disposal of Human Remains Act - (Fetal Remains) - House Bill 370

By Rep. Nancy Tate: This bill would ensure that the bodies of pre-viability babies, and babies whose lives are terminated by abortion or by natural causes, would be treated in a manner that respects the dignity of human life…

Parents’ Rights Protection Act - Senate Bill 116

By Sen. Stephen West: This bill would affirm the rights of parents as “fundamental rights” and direct the courts to consider them so before they infringe on the rights of parents to direct the upbringing of their children…

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Our Commentary

Gambling bill creates multiple controversies

House Bill 137 does far more than the “Sports Wagering” phrase that bill supporters use to describe it – it’s a massive expansion! Several things stand out as House Bill 137, the so-called “Sports Wagering” Bill, is discussed and debated: First, HB 137 is not a...

No Constitutional Amendment for Gambling?

Republican-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate were racing forward with their conservative agenda – passing seven bills in the first five days of the 2017 Session. The speed is not the same in 2018 for a number of reasons. Among the bills passed early...

The week before Christmas

The week before Christmas, Kentucky’s Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations decided to give itself a present. Committee members, almost all of whom favored sports wagering legislation pre-filed for this 2020 General Assembly session, were facing a...

Write the Editor About Gambling

Just choose the message you feel best represents your concerns and mail soon (VERY SOON) to your newspaper. Please add your own words and you can mix ad match ideas from several if you care to. The main this is to get your message in SOON! Dear Editor, There’s a lot...

Gambling bill creates multiple controversies

House Bill 137 does far more than the “Sports Wagering” phrase that bill supporters use to describe it – it’s a massive expansion! Several things stand out as House Bill 137, the so-called “Sports Wagering” Bill, is discussed and debated: First, HB 137 is not a...

No Constitutional Amendment for Gambling?

Republican-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate were racing forward with their conservative agenda – passing seven bills in the first five days of the 2017 Session. The speed is not the same in 2018 for a number of reasons. Among the bills passed early...

The week before Christmas

The week before Christmas, Kentucky’s Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations decided to give itself a present. Committee members, almost all of whom favored sports wagering legislation pre-filed for this 2020 General Assembly session, were facing a...

Write the Editor About Gambling

Just choose the message you feel best represents your concerns and mail soon (VERY SOON) to your newspaper. Please add your own words and you can mix ad match ideas from several if you care to. The main this is to get your message in SOON! Dear Editor, There’s a lot...