Medical marijuana advocates are cheering a historic Kentucky House vote to allow patients to obtain legal cannabis in the state. The bill won support from more than two-thirds of the Republican-led chamber.
As Kentucky legislators advance a bill to require voters to show a government-issued ID to cast a ballot, a civil-liberties group says it might mount a challenge if the bill becomes law. The Republican-backed measure cleared a House committee on a party-line vote Thursday.
Kentucky health care workers who refuse to take part in procedures or dispense medications on ethical or religious grounds would be granted legal protections under legislation opponents are calling "extreme."
Kentucky lawmakers took the first step Wednesday toward placing new restrictions on the governor's pardoning powers. A bill with bipartisan backing would establish windows of time around gubernatorial elections when the governor could not pardon or commute sentences.
A bill creating a new exemption to state Open Records law is on its way to the Kentucky House. Proponents, including the father of a slain Marshall County student, say it's necessary to keep traumatizing images and video from circulating online.
A bill legalizing medical cannabis has emerged from a Kentucky House committee and appears better positioned to reach a coveted vote on the chamber floor than its predecessor. Yet the obstacles to the governor's desk are still plentiful.