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

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