August 30, 2014

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Legislative perspective on Kentucky General Assembly

By the time you read this, the General Assembly will likely have completed its work during this year’s legislative session.

Although the calendar calls for these last two working days to be dedicated only to possible overrides of any vetoes from Gov. Beshear, the House and Senate are also expected to use this time to finalize work on several other bills.  That includes financially stabilizing our public pension systems for state and local government employees and retirees; making it easier to vote for military personnel stationed outside of the country; and ensuring that farmers are ready if the federal government either grants a waiver to grow industrial hemp or legalizes it entirely.  I was proud last week to represent the Kentucky House of Representatives on the Kentucky Hemp Commission at its regular meeting.