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

Legislative Update – 3/17/17

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The Senate and House both worked late into the evening several days this week to make sure priority legislation made it to the Governor’s desk before the veto period officially began on Thursday. I am proud to have passed bills on many of the issues brought to me by constituents and people in the medical … Read More

Legislative Update – 3/10/17

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We are down to four days remaining in the 2017 Session of the General Assembly, a session that many have called one of the most productive. It is certainly one of the busiest sessions we have had in Frankfort mostly due to the unbelievable interest and participation in the process by constituents throughout the state. … Read More

Legislative Update – 3/3/17

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Standing in the back of the House Chambers on Thursday, I witnessed the culmination of over a decade’s worth of hard work as I watched the House of Representatives pass Senate Bill 4.  This bill creates a panel of experts to review and provide opinions on frivolous medical lawsuits that wreak havoc on Kentucky’s healthcare … Read More

Legislative Update – 2/24/17

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While most responses to these weekly session updates have been positive, their authenticity is occasionally questioned. Let me assure you that I am writing this update Thursday night at my desk, starting my second cup of coffee, and looking back over the scores of visitors and legislation I had before me this week. In all … Read More

Legislative Update – 2/17/17

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The “people’s house” certainly lived up to its moniker this week. Citizens of the Commonwealth descended upon the capital city in droves to advocate for and against a number of issues. I was particularly happy to see so many folks from the 28th District. It was awesome to meet with resident physicians from UK Hospital … Read More

Lawmakers at children’s health summit share advice on how to move bills through legislature while Gov. Bevin promises receptive ear

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FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin promised a profound change in his administration’s attention to vulnerable children and lawmakers who specialize in health care offered their advice to professionals in the field during the Kentucky Summit on Access to Care for Children and Youth Wednesday. The event, sponsored by the Commission for Children with Special Health … Read More