News from the KY House of Representatives from Rep. Dennis Keene February 12, 2018

As a bill, the state budget isn’t particularly long, but it’s not a quick read, either, with blocks of text periodically broken up by rows of numbers. At the same time, there is no more important legislation before the General Assembly than this 150-page document.  Over the next two fiscal years, those blocks of text… Continue Reading

Legislative News from the General Assembly February 5, 2018

FRANKFORT – The one thing a legislative session guarantees is that no two days are alike.  My House colleagues and I may spend an hour or more debating a bill that could have a profound impact on education or public safety, and then pivot to discuss another important to farming. Since some bills move through the… Continue Reading

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Dennis Keene January 29, 2018

  FRANKFORT – In ways large and small, illegal drug use touches all of us.  It steals the future of those addicted, it tears at the lives of their loved ones, it fills our prisons beyond capacity, it strains local and state government budgets, it overwhelms first responders and substance-abuse treatment programs and it keeps businesses… Continue Reading

Representative Dennis Keene Files Bill to Create Drug Addiction Funding Committee

Frankfort, KY—Announced at a press conference held today in the Kentucky Capitol, Democratic House Caucus Chairman, Representative Dennis Keene filed legislation recommended by Attorney General Andy Beshear to create a drug addiction committee that will oversee spending of funds received as a result of pharmaceutical lawsuits. The Kentucky addiction prevention, recovery and enforcement fund shall… Continue Reading

Legislative Update from Rep. Dennis Keene January 22, 2018

FRANKFORT – Most days during a legislative session, it is not uncommon to see supporters in the Capitol Rotunda rallying for a variety of important causes.  Each event may be different, but they collectively serve as powerful reminders that the votes we in the House and Senate take just two floors away have a real impact… Continue Reading

Frankfort News from Rep. Dennis Keene January 5, 2018

FRANKFORT – The first few weeks of a legislative session may seem slow at first glance, but that doesn’t diminish the importance of these opening days. That’s because this is the time when legislators and the governor alike lay out their priorities, setting the stage for what we hope can be accomplished by the time we… Continue Reading

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