Legislative Update February 5, 2016

Keeping our communities safe and increasing cooperation among law enforcement agencies was a key focus for us this week in the Kentucky House of Representatives. In the House Local Government Committee, we heard House Bill 189, sponsored by Rep. Tom McKee, which would make it easier for sheriffs, police and other local agencies to share… Continue Reading

Rep. Dennis Keene Legislative Update January 29, 2016

The crucial work of crafting the state’s next two-year spending plan began in earnest this week as I joined my House colleagues in dissecting the details of the governor’s budget proposal that he offered on Tuesday, January 26, during a joint session of the House and Senate. By now, you’ve likely heard highlights from Gov.… Continue Reading

Legislative Update from Rep. Dennis Keene

  January 8, 2016 Like the first day back to school, the first week of any new legislative session brings mixed emotions – anticipation and excitement, apprehension and hope. To me, it’s also an exceptionally humbling time as I consider the great responsibility you have vested in me as your representative for the 67th district.… Continue Reading

March 19, 2015- Frankfort Report for Final Days Include Heroin, Alcohol and Teacher’s Retirement Program

FRANKFORT, KY –With just two legislative days remaining in the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the fate of several major pieces of legislation — including the House Majority’s efforts to shore up the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS) and reduce heroin addiction — now rest in the fate of conference committees. When… Continue Reading

Heroin Legislation Passed by Both House and Senate; Final Details to be Ironed Out in Conference Committee

Rep. Dennis Keene to Serve on Final Heroin Conference Committee Frankfort, KY– Late Wednesday night, the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 192 and House Bill 213 by a unanimous vote of 98-0 to pass legislation to curb Kentucky’s rising heroin epidemic.   Following many hours of negotiations, the House passed legislation that still needs… Continue Reading

Feb. 27, 2015 Legislative Update

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE by State Representative Dennis Keene Returning to legislative duties in earnest this week, we addressed many key concerns in the state Capitol, including shoring up teachers’ retirement, protecting our children against Internet intruders and increasing educational advancement for our veterans. It’s been a busy week, in one of the most active annual sessions… Continue Reading

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