Legislative Update

2020 Session of the KY General Assembly Preview

The 2020 session of the Kentucky General Assembly will be gaveled in on Tuesday, January 7.  This will be a long, sixty-day, budget session that is now scheduled for sine die adjournment on April 15. Political Dynamics The 2020 session will begin a time of divided government in Kentucky.  Governor Andy Beshear, a Democrat, narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Matt Bevin by just over 5,000 votes in the November general election.  Beshear will be the first Democrat governor who will face not...

Senate Republican Leadership announces new Senate committee chairmanships

FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 26, 2018) – Senator Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester) has been named the new chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Health & Welfare. The Committee’s former chairwoman, Senator Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville) relinquished her chairmanship when she was elected to Senate Leadership earlier this month as the Majority Caucus Chair. Senator Steve Meredith (R-Leitchfield) has assumed Senator Alvarado’s previous role as the vice-chairman of the Health & Welfare Committee. Senator Jared Carpenter (R-Berea) has been named the new...