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Representative Dennis Keene Pre-Files Game-Changing Bill to Create Drug Addiction Funding Committee

Erlanger, KY—Representative Dennis Keene announced pre-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, at a press conference today at the Grateful Life Treatment Center.  Democratic House Caucus Chairman Keene announced that the legislation requires funds recovered…

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The Classroom Professional Is Above All the Most Important Indicator for Student Success

By Representative Dennis Keene Frankfort, KY—When the Bevin administration removed the master’s degree (Rank II) requirement for Kentucky’s teachers within the first ten years of their teaching career, it took one more swipe at professional standards with regard to Kentucky’s teachers and public schools. The requirement that our teachers receive advanced degrees was a significant…

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Kentucky’s Families Take a Financial Hit 41 Ways

By Representative Dennis Keene Back in May I wrote an editorial about the unintended consequences of House Bills 487 and its companion HB 366 which raised taxes upon the citizens of the Commonwealth. At the time we did not know the full scope of the legislation and the impact upon the citizens because there was…

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Keeping our promise to Kentucky’s teachers

By Representative Dennis Keene – When teachers are hired in Kentucky, through an inviolable contract, they are guaranteed a pension benefit to last throughout their retirement years. In a last-minute, highjacked sewer bill, pension legislation was pushed through by the majority without anyone else, most importantly teachers, setting eyes on it. Among the devastating items in…

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Rep. Dennis Keene Endorsed by Kentucky’s Teachers

Putting their faith once again in Representative Dennis Keene, Kentucky teachers’ political action committee, KEPAC, has endorsed Representative Keene in the 2018 General Election. “The Kentucky Educators’ Political Action Committee has endorsed Rep.Dennis Keene for his stated commitment and efforts on behalf of the thousands of children and school employees in Kentucky’s public schools,” said…

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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…

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Representative Dennis Keene Files for Reelection

Only Northern Kentucky Member in House Leadership Frankfort, KY—The only member currently serving in the Leadership in the Kentucky House of Representatives, Representatives Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) has filed for reelection for the 2018 campaign cycle.  Keene filed his paperwork in Frankfort on Wednesday afternoon. “We are facing critical issues regarding pensions, taxes and in education,…

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