2018 Regular Session

legislative-update-2018

Week Three – Regular Session (2018)

Governor Bevin gave the State of the Commonwealth and Budget Address last week, while also unveiling his proposed budget bill and road plan. After somewhat of a slow start to the 2018 session, the House now has in its possession the Budget and Road Plan and we expect those issues to dominate activity through the remainder of the session. Budget Highlights The Governor stressed funding of public safety, infrastructure, and education as the essential role of government. Here are the highlights...

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Week Two – Regular Session (2018)

The second week of the 2018 legislative session came to a close a day early last week when the legislature canceled session on Friday due to weather concerns. Last week we saw members begin to settle in and get down to business. Several legislative committees met and at week’s end, the Senate had passed four bills off the floor. Speaker Hoover Resigns There was some political news last week as Rep. Jeff Hoover officially offered his resignation as Speaker of the...

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Five Things You Need to Know – Regular Session (2018)

Session Is In - The General Assembly convened for the 2018 legislative session on Tuesday of last week. This is considered a “long” or sixty-day session where legislators will be faced with passing a two-year state budget and Road Fund. Hoover Is Still Speaker - Last week brought some unexpected activity in the House as Speaker Jeff Hoover announced that he has chosen not to resign as Speaker of the House, although will step aside while investigations into...

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