Latest Kentucky State General Assembly News

El procurador de Kentucky, Daniel Cameron, habla con reporteros sobre el caso Breonna Taylor, una mujer de raza negra que resultó muerta en un operativo policial, el 23 de septiembre de 2020 en Frankfort, Kentucky. (AP Foto/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Petition seeks ouster of Kentucky AG over Taylor death probe

Jan. 22, 2021 2:10 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A petition seeking the impeachment of Kentucky's attorney general was filed Friday by three grand jurors who criticized his handling of an investigation into Breonna Taylor's shooting death by police. The petition's allegations against Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media in Frankfort, Ky., following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Kentucky to study warrant process after Taylor shooting

Jan. 21, 2021 5:02 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general has formed a task force to study the search warrant process nearly a year after the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor by officers who used a narcotics warrant to enter her home. Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the Taylor shooting in March by Louisville...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Gov. Andy Beshear proposed an infusion of aid into Kentucky's coronavirus-battered economy on Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 2021, announcing an ambitious budget plan that includes down-payments on his long-running goals of raising salaries for teachers and boosting public education funding.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Beshear vetoes bill on assigning lawsuits against state

Jan. 21, 2021 3:17 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky, (AP) — A Republican-backed bill aimed at bypassing a circuit court traditionally assigned high-profile cases involving Kentucky state government has been vetoed by Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. In a veto message issued Wednesday, Beshear said the attempt to steer cases away from the Franklin...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear addresses the media at a news conference at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, Beshear vetoed bills passed by Kentucky's GOP-dominated legislature that would limit his executive powers to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Bills limiting governor's executive powers draw vetoes

Jan. 19, 2021 8:14 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor vetoed Republican-backed bills Tuesday meant to restrict his emergency powers, saying the measures would hamper the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. Defending vetoes that could be swept aside by the GOP-dominated legislature, Gov. Andy Beshear said...

Kentucky lawmakers set stage for budget negotiations

Jan. 14, 2021 4:09 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have wrapped up procedural votes, setting the stage for negotiations on crafting a new state budget. Key lawmakers were assigned Wednesday to conference committees. They'll work in coming weeks on devising budget plans for state government. The legislature will...

Lawmakers vote to move cases out of Franklin Circuit Court

Jan. 13, 2021 8:07 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a bill that would curtail the statewide influence of a circuit court traditionally assigned high-profile cases involving state government. The measure sent to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear reflects a long-running goal of many...

This photo provided by Laurel County Corrections shows Kentucky State Rep. Robert Goforth.  Goforth, who challenged the state’s governor in last year’s Republican primary was arrested on strangulation and assault charges. Goforth was arrested by the Laurel County sheriff’s office in his hometown of East Bernstadt, according to the Laurel County jail.   (Laurel County Corrections via AP)

Petition seeks impeachment of Kentucky lawmaker

Jan. 13, 2021 7:17 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A citizen's petition calling for the impeachment of a prominent Kentucky lawmaker who is facing a domestic abuse charge was filed with the state House on Wednesday. The petition signed by several people says Republican state Rep. Robert Goforth should be removed from office for an...

FILE - In this May 11, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear puts on a face mask after speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky.  Kentucky lawmakers convene on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021,  as Republican lawmakers seek to take early action to rein in the powers of Beshear.  (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Kentucky governor calls out signers of impeachment petition

Jan. 12, 2021 6:48 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor on Tuesday linked signers of a petition seeking his ouster to a rally where he was hanged in effigy and to a video declaring God would strike him down for his COVID-19 restrictions on churches. Ratcheting up his response, Gov. Andy Beshear called out two petition...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Gov. Andy Beshear proposed an infusion of aid into Kentucky's coronavirus-battered economy on Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 2021, announcing an ambitious budget plan that includes down-payments on his long-running goals of raising salaries for teachers and boosting public education funding.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Kentucky lawmakers start advancing budget bills

Jan. 11, 2021 6:40 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers began advancing budget bills Monday that are likely to undergo substantial changes as they dig deeper into setting spending priorities, beset by the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The House passed the “continuation” budgets seen as mere...

FILE - In this Monday, May 11, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., to provide an update on the coronavirus pandemic. Beshear urged Kentuckians to fulfill their “patriotic duty to protect one another

Petition seeks impeachment of Kentucky's governor

Jan. 11, 2021 5:34 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican House leaders in Kentucky on Monday appointed a committee to consider a petition calling for the Democratic governor's impeachment for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel's membership was announced without comment by lawmakers at the end of the chamber's daily...