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2020 Session: A “mixed bag” for the family

All in all, we must remain grateful for what did pass and what was stopped! The 2020 Session began with a great deal of promise, but ended with somewhat of a “thud” because of the COVID-19 shutdown. Yes, several good bills for the family were passed. And, yes, several...

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Last Chance to Pass Pro-Life Bills

After passing 10 pro-life bills in the last three years, the Republican-led General Assembly has yet to pass a pro-life bill for the 2020 Session. While some pro-life bills have passed one Chamber or the other, none to date have passed both Chambers to become law....

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...

Last Chance to Pass Pro-Life Bills

After passing 10 pro-life bills in the last three years, the Republican-led General Assembly has yet to pass a pro-life bill for the 2020 Session. While some pro-life bills have passed one Chamber or the other, none to date have passed both Chambers to become law....

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...