Funding for Significant NKU Project in the Budget

Included in the two-year budget that just passed the General Assembly, is funding for a significant project for Northern Kentucky University. Working with our fellow Northern Kentucky legislators, we secured $97 million for the new health innovations center and Founders Hall renovations. NKU President Geoffrey Mearns says the funding for these projects are part ofContinue Reading

Representative Dennis Keene Secures Transportation Funding in House Budget for Campbell County

$5.5 million secured for House District 67 cities Frankfort, KY:  Representative Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) has secured transportation funding in the Fiscal Year 2014 Highway Plan that passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.  “I have been working with our city leaders to prioritize the projects and secure funding that is so criticalContinue Reading

General Assembly Legislative Update March, 2014

The House of Representatives tackled the daunting task of passing a budget for the Commonwealth of Kentucky this week and given the difficult economic times in which we still navigate, we are proud of our proposal. While much of the House budget mirrors Gov. Beshear’s plan, we did make significant changes in areas including education,Continue Reading

2013 Legislative Session of the General Assembly Accomplishes Major Legislation

The thirty-day session of the General Assembly saw much action on a variety of legislative items.  While not all of my goals were accomplished, I believe that through bipartisan compromise, many top priorities were achieved.  Legislation was passed that will produce jobs, provide oversight and transparency in government and protect the public. Legislative Accomplishments OversightContinue Reading

Licensing & Occupations Committee Report

Representative Dennis Keene serves a chairman of the Kentucky House of Representatives Licensing & Occupations Committee. The committee reviews matters pertaining to professional licensing not assigned specifically to another committee; racing; prize fighting and wrestling; places of entertainment; alcoholic beverage control; private corporations; cooperative corporations and marketing associations; religious, charitable and educational societies; nonprofit corporations;Continue Reading

Kentucky Lottery Proceeds Boost Education for Campbell County Families

by Representative Dennis Keene (D-Wilder)  Since its beginning 14 years ago, the Kentucky Lottery has earned over $3.5 billion for Kentucky ‘s state treasury. Currently, Kentucky Lottery dividends support college grants and scholarships, childhood reading and adult literacy programs, and the State’s General Fund. Lottery proceeds fund millions annually in state student financial aid awards,Continue Reading