Representative Dennis Keene Legislative Update January 9, 2017

By State Representative Dennis Keene During the first few days of the 2017 legislative session in the Kentucky General Assembly, I fought hard d to protect the interests of Kentucky’s working families against a rising tide of wealthy corporate interests, but in the end, our best efforts were blocked by the new ruling majority in… Continue Reading

Legislative Update from Rep. Dennis Keene April 1, 2016

The Kentucky General Assembly met this Friday in its 59th day, and with one day to spare in our 60-day session, efforts to reach compromise on the state’s next two-year budget plan have stalled. House and Senate members of the conference committee met for many hours over several days, yet in the end, the House… Continue Reading

Representative Dennis Keene’s View on Budget Impasse

“The bottom line is that when states cut education it results in a tax on families and weakens our economy” Frankfort, KY—We are in the final days of the legislative session and despite committee hearings, expert testimony, data and charts, The General Assembly is once again deadlocked on finalizing and passing a budget.  When the… Continue Reading

Representative Dennis Keene Secures Critical Infrastructure Dollars for Campbell County Cities

$4 million secured in House transportation budget for road projects  Frankfort, KY—Representative Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) has secured $4 million in funds for projects in the House transportation budget that was passed earlier this week. “These transportation funds are critical to our cities as they work to fund important infrastructure projects in the next two years,”… Continue Reading

Rep. Keene Strongly Supported Tough DUI Legislation Passed by House This Week

Having nearly lost his daughter Kelly in a drunk driving crash, yesterday Rep. Dennis Keene voted for Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Senator Dennis Parrett and Rep. Kelly Flood, to keep repeat drunk driving offenders off of Kentucky’s highways. The House of Representatives passed the legislation to extend look-back period for DUI convictions. Current law… Continue Reading

KY House passes Far-Reaching Budget That Promotes Education, Funds Public Pensions

Looking to protect all of education from Governor Bevin’s proposed cuts while fully meeting the state’s commitment to its public retirement systems, the Kentucky House of Representatives voted 53-0 this evening for House Bill 303, the state’s two-year budget. “This is a budget that puts education front and center, from preschool to postsecondary education,” said… Continue Reading

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