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Senator Gibson’s legislative update

The second week of April is the last week of the Governor’s ten-day veto period. The 14th and 15th, both chambers return to Frankfort and take up any final action on bills, including the budget bills, if there are disagreements with the Governor’s potential vetoes. During this period, it is quiet around the capitol. This week, several members came to Frankfort to meet about pending legislation and continue to discuss the Road Plan, which has not yet come to the floor for a vote. ...

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Senator Gibson’s legislative update

This week, the Senate passed House Bill 211, which will help school districts adjust their calendars for the remaining school year. The bill allows flexibility for districts, permitting them to submit a plan to make up the time missed to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) detailing how each will meet the required 1,062 hours of instruction, upon which school funding is based.For the school districts that cannot attain 1,062 hours, because of the overwhelming amount of days ...

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Right-to-work law needed in Kentucky’s economic toolbox

Respected economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore claim the most important tools in a state’s economic toolbox are a right-to-work law and lower taxes. The economists’ analysis of states with humming economies versus those with sputtering ones - along with the experience of Kentucky’s economic development experts - seem to confirm their assertion. While I recently showed in this column that states with the largest union-membership increases in 2013 a...

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