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

September 27, 2018

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…

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

September 5, 2018

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…

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Kentucky’s Families Take a Financial Hit 41 Ways

August 1, 2018

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…

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Keeping our promise to Kentucky’s teachers

July 12, 2018

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…

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Rep. Dennis Keene Endorsed by Kentucky’s Teachers

July 10, 2018

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…

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State Rep. Dennis Keene to pre-file legislation exempting non-profits from changes in new tax law

June 27, 2018

FRANKFORT, KY- After hearing numerous complaints from non-profit organizations upset with the impact the state’s new tax changes will have on them, state Rep. Dennis Keene said today he will pre-file legislation that would exempt non-profits from the legislation’s provisions…

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A Statement from Rep. Dennis Keene, House Minority Caucus Chairman, on Sewer Bill Ruling

June 22, 2018

Franklin Circuit Court Judge Shepherd’s ruling yesterday is yet another unintended consequence of majority trying to ram through significant legislation without any public input. They claim they support transparency, but from the moment they took over the House last year,…

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Representative Dennis Keene Recognized at National Conference for Promoting Kentucky Tourism

May 16, 2018

Keene ranked 3rd in the national for social media tourism promotion Washington, D.C.—Identified as being a vocal legislator on social media for tourism in Kentucky, Representative Dennis Keene was recognized at the recent Destinations International 2018 CEO Summit. Kentucky is…

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Representative Dennis Keene Files Bill to Create Drug Addiction Funding Committee

January 24, 2018

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…

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Representative Dennis Keene Files for Reelection

December 11, 2017

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…

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Representatives Dennis Keene and Rick Rand pre-file gaming bill to address pension shortfall

September 18, 2017

Frankfort, KY—Taking a bold step towards addressing the pension shortfall, Representatives Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) and Rick Rand (D-Bedford) have pre-filed legislation today that will bring hundreds of millions of dollars into Kentucky through expanded gaming. To be overseen by an…

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Raising Taxes to Fund Pensions Is Not a Good Option

August 11, 2017

EDITORIAL by Representative & Democratic House Caucus Chairman Dennis Keene Frankfort, KY—A proposed special session on tax and pension reform would result in an increase in taxes for most Kentuckians and will not address the problems in Kentucky’s pension system.  It…

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