Legislative Update – January 5, 2018

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Amid record low temperatures, work in Frankfort resumed this week to pass a two-year budget plan, address the pension crisis, and introduce legislation aimed at continuing Kentucky’s ascent as a leader in business. The Governor announced a record year of business investment in the state. These investments were made possible due to the passage of … Read More

Kentucky Lawmakers Mull More Changes To Medical Liability Laws

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During the upcoming legislative session, lawmakers will focus on making changes to the state’s pension systems and passing a two-year state budget. But legislators are also eyeing making more changes to laws governing how Kentuckians can sue doctors for malpractice — a year after passing a law that requires claims to be reviewed by a … Read More

Senator Ralph Alvarado presented with Chamber MVP Award

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On Thursday, Kentucky Chamber Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Ashli Watts presented Sen. Ralph Alvarado, of Winchester, with the Chamber MVP Award. Sen. Alvarado was among a select group of legislators recognized for conspicuous actions supporting Kentucky’s business community during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly. “During his three years in the legislature, Sen. Alvarado has … Read More

Pension Legislative Update October 2017

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Over the past several weeks, I have had the opportunity to meet with several constituent groups in the 28th district to answer questions and elicit feedback, thoughts, and ideas regarding Kentucky’s looming pension crisis. As most of you know, for the past two decades, many previous administrators chose to ignore a call to action to … Read More

Alvarado gets ‘Physician of the Year’ award

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FRANKFORT — IGE Media, publisher of Medical News, announced Wednesday Sen. Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester) will be recognized with the “Physician of the Year” award at the group’s annual MediStar Awards ceremony. “This is certainly a tremendous honor to be recognized as the Physician of the Year,” Alvarado said. “My goal as a physician and a legislator … Read More

Rep. Shell, Sen. Alvarado, and Budget Director Chilton to appear on panel at Chamber Tax Summit

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House Majority Leader Jonathan Shell, State Senator Ralph Alvarado and State Budget Director John Chilton will participate in a panel discussion on how the state should move forward with tax reform at the Kentucky Chamber’s inaugural Tax Summit. The panel, titled “A Policymaker’s Perspective” will be moderated by Mark Sommer, tax attorney with Frost Brown … Read More

Pension crisis: How did we get here?

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Bringing about a flurry of facts and a storm of misconceptions, Kentucky’s pension crisis has become one of the most dominating news stories in recent months. One thing is for certain: if our state pensions are not addressed in the very near future, we will face huge cuts in state funding. Education, Medicaid and other … Read More

Alvarado appointed to Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures

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Boston, Ma. (Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017) – A testament to his leadership skills, Senator Ralph Alvarado was recently selected as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky on a national platform. “I am excited and humbled to be named to NCSL’s Executive … Read More

Legislative Update – 3/31/17

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The Senate began its final days by addressing the vetoes made by Governor Bevin. While I appreciated Governor Bevin’s concerns regarding the civil liberties of individuals impacted by Senate Bill 91, the sponsor and others had carefully crafted language to put safeguards in place to protect those liberties. Thus, both chambers voted in unison again … Read More