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Happy Memorial Day 2018

On Memorial Day, we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this great country. Originally referred to as “Decoration Day,” the holiday originated after the Civil War as Americans would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers each year. Following WWI, it took on new significance and all of America’s … Continued

Legislative Update – 2018 General Assembly

The 2018 Session of the General Assembly was both exhausting and exhilarating. Why?  Not because of protests, long hours, or the amount of work; it was because of change.  Change that needed to happen if we hoped to fix the problems of past administrations and move Kentucky forward on a responsible and fiscally sound path.  … Continued

Legislative Update – March 23, 2018

On Thursday, the Senate began the final stage of the budget process by creating a free conference committee to blend the Senate Budget Proposal with that of the House. The Senate version of the Executive Branch Budget, contained in House Bill (HB) 200, places an emphasis on public safety by investing in law enforcement, the … Continued

Legislative Update – March 16, 2018

The session-long late night meetings will end as the Senate rolls out its version of House Bill (HB) 200, which is the two-year operating budget for the Commonwealth. Balancing budgets while funding essential services for Kentuckians is a complex task, and I am grateful to serve with such knowledgeable budget analysts and staff. I am … Continued

Legislative Update – March 9, 2018

Now that the General Assembly is in the home stretch of the 2018 Session, activity in the legislative committee system is in overdrive. With only a couple of weeks left, the pace of activity in the Capitol is sure to increase in the days ahead as the Senate continues work on the Commonwealth’s budget proposal. … Continued

Legislative Update – March 2, 2018

I was honored to present and vote in favor of House Bill (HB) 4, a bill I sponsored in the Senate the past few years. Few healthcare initiatives have proven to be more effective at improving safety and quality than medical safety peer reviews. These sessions are not necessarily disciplinary in nature, although they are … Continued