A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand April 16

FRANKFORT – As legislators were debating Friday night whether to give final approval to a major revenue bill, someone brought up the old joke about how most of us would prefer to fund government: Don’t tax you, don’t tax me; tax that fellow behind the tree. Based on that, those supporting this new law must have… Continue Reading

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

FRANKFORT – The common thread binding all good legislation is that, by the time the actual vote arrives, the outcome is all but a foregone conclusion. It takes a lot of effort to get to that point, of course.  Stakeholders need to be included early on, because they are the ones who will be most affected… Continue Reading

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

FRANKFORT – Of all the facts and figures surrounding the public-pension debate, two speak volumes about what happened last Thursday at the Capitol: nine and 291. The first is about how many hours it took for House and Senate leaders to publicly unveil their plan to reform the state’s public retirement systems and then steamroll it… Continue Reading

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand March 26, 2018

  FRANKFORT – The General Assembly’s top priority this legislative session – adopting a two-year budget to run state government – entered its final stages late last week, when House and Senate leaders sat down Friday morning to begin looking for common ground that both chambers could support. While there are a lot of similarities between… Continue Reading

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand March 19, 2018

FRANKFORT – Since each has generated countless news stories and social media posts, it’s certainly understandable if the public thinks this year’s legislative session is just about the state budget and possible reforms of our public retirement systems. While the fate of those bills is what will ultimately be remembered most from the General Assembly’s time… Continue Reading

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