September 15, 2014

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State looks at conserving salt supplies Print E-mail

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KSP warns of one-ring cell phone scam Print E-mail
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House passes HB 1 raising minimum wage Print E-mail
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Legislative perspective on Kentucky General Assembly Print E-mail

One of the biggest challenges in today’s connected world is making sure that our personal information remains safe.

It is becoming an increasingly difficult task, as we have seen in recent credit-card breaches at companies like Target.

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Important matters of health and efficiency Print E-mail

Last week the Northern Kentucky Chamber and the 2014 Northern Kentucky Leadership Class visited here in Frankfort. I enjoyed speaking to these guests and as well as hearing their thoughts and comments on issues we are facing in Northern Kentucky.

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Finding a tax preparer Print E-mail
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Views on National School Choice Week Print E-mail

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell recognized National School Choice Week in the Congressional Record and with an op-ed in Kentucky newspapers.

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Minimum wage increase might kill Kentucky jobs Print E-mail

By Tod Griffin, Kentucky Retail Federation

Kentucky lawmakers are considering HB 1, a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over a three-year period. Proponents of the measure cling to the myth that minimum wage increases are a way to address poverty. The sad truth is that a minimum wage increase fails miserably as an anti-poverty policy.  In fact, increases in the minimum wage reduce jobs and job opportunities especially for young, minority and low-skilled workers. Study after study shows that minimum wage increases cost jobs and stifle job creation.  But we don’t need academic studies to know that. Common sense tells us that if you increase the cost of something, demand decreases. Raise the cost of gas and people buy less gas. Raise the cost of movie tickets and people go to fewer movies. Raise the cost of employing someone and employers will employ fewer workers.

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Legislative perspective on Kentucky General Assembly Print E-mail

When the General Assembly meets in even-numbered years, the governor appears twice before the House and Senate during the opening days of the legislative session. The first time is the State of the Commonwealth address, which lays out a vision for the future, and the second comes two weeks later, when the governor focuses on how the state can pay for it.

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Sen. Katie Stine reviews Kentucky congressional week Print E-mail

After observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, the Legislature continued its work that included a Tuesday evening joint session between the House and the Senate to receive the governor’s budget address.

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