A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand July 16, 2018

FRANKFORT – This year’s legislative session may have seemed like it was just about public-pension reform and budget-related matters, but the General Assembly approved a considerable number of other laws as well.  Since most take effect 90 days after the final gavel, barring an emergency or specific enactment date, that means nearly all of them became… Continue Reading

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand July 9, 2018

FRANKFORT – To get a better understanding of the size of Kentucky’s state budget, it may help to compare it to revenues earned by Fortune 500 companies.  In that scenario, we’d be about 83rd this year, putting us ahead of Coca-Cola and American Express but a little behind Facebook and Best Buy. Our budget for the… Continue Reading

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand July 2, 2018

FRANKFORT – While the calendar tells us that summer technically began about two weeks ago, the truth is that it feels like the season is halfway over by the Fourth of July, since that is roughly the mid-point between school years. Our country’s “birthday,” of course, is one of the first history lessons our students learn.  We… Continue Reading

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand June 25, 2018

FRANKFORT – For those of us who opposed this year’s public-pension bill, the court ruling that struck it down last Wednesday was cause for celebration.  It also re-affirmed something even more important: The people of Kentucky should never be shut out of the legislative process. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd’s opinion is just the latest… Continue Reading

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand June 18, 2018

FRANKFORT – We may not think of mid-summer as tax season, but it’s something to keep in mind as an array of major changes in the state tax code is just days away from officially becoming law. As you may recall, the General Assembly quickly approved – over strong objections by many of my colleagues and… Continue Reading

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