Charter school bill passes, goes to governor

For Immediate Release March 15, 2017 Charter school bill passes, goes to governor FRANKFORT—The Kentucky Senate and House each voted today in favor of legislation to allow publicly funded charter schools to operate in Kentucky. The bill now goes to Gov. Matt Bevin, a supporter of charter schools, to be signed into law. House Bill …

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Kentucky Senate approves its version of state budget plan

For Immediate Release March 23, 2016 Senate approves its version of state budget plan FRANKFORT—The Senate passed a state budget proposal on Wednesday that restores many of the governor’s priorities for the next two years, including a “permanent fund” for future pension spending, cuts to secondary education funding and performance-based appropriations for college and universities. …

“Little by little, we’ve allowed our freedom to slip away,” Mr. Paul said

WASHINGTON — The government’s authority to sweep up vast quantities of phone records in the hunt for terrorists was set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Monday after Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, blocked an extension of the program during an extraordinary and at times caustic Sunday session of the Senate. Still, the Senate signaled …

White House: “We’re in the Midst of a Serious National Conversation on Marijuana”

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director January 8, 2013     In October of 2011, the White House issued an official response to a petition NORML submitted via their We the People outreach program on the topic of marijuana legalization.   Despite being one of the most popular petitions at the site’s launch, the answer …

House votes 162-161 to decriminalize marijuana

    GARRETT BRNGER,Associated Press Friday, March 9, 2012 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House narrowly passed a bill to decriminalize a person's first two marijuana possessions under one-half ounce. Republican Speaker Bill O'Brien abstained from voting, allowing the bill to squeak by Thursday with a 162-161 vote. The House voted overwhelmingly 228-89 …