April 28, 2016 Final Legislative Report 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Kentucky Farm Bureau was involved in many pieces of legislation this session supporting, opposing, and monitoring bills.  We were able to secure passage of several of our priority issues this year. The Kentucky General Assembly passed legislation that will create the Kentucky Water Resources Board,...

March 31, 2016 Legislative Report No. 14 – 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

This morning House and Senate budget conferees announced they have reached an impasse in negotiations on the state budget. The disagreement seems to be over cuts to higher education and the amount of money to contribute to the state pension systems. In addition to the disagreements over high education and...

March 24, 2016 – Legislative Report No. 13 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the fifty-fifth legislative day of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.  The Senate passed their version of the State Budget (HB 303) on Wednesday, March 23 by a vote of 27-2.  The State Budget Conference Committee will begin this evening. Below is a list on the members of the...

Kentucky Farm Bureau Efforts Lead to HB 529 Passage

While approximately three-quarters of the earth is covered in water, a very small percentage of that is considered to be consumable. Factoring in the growing world population, the threat of water shortages, especially in times of drought, becomes a real concern in many regions of the world. The United States...

March 18, 2016 – Legislative Report No. 12 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the fifty-first legislative day of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Thank you for all the contacts you made to your State Senator and State Representatives on HB 529.  As a result, HB 529 was passed unanimously by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday, March 15 and was...

ACTION ALERT! March 11, 2016 Legislative Report No. 11 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the forty-sixth legislative day of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.  There have been 937 pieces of legislation introduced this session. The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee is expected to take up the state budget (HB 303) next week.  We have been meeting with members...

ACTION ALERT – Kentucky Farm Bureau Shows Support for HB 529

While approximately three-quarters of the earth is covered in water, a very small percentage of that is considered to be consumable. Factoring in the growing world population, the threat of water shortages, especially in times of drought, becomes a real concern in many regions of the world. The United States...

March 4, 2016 Legislative Report No. 10 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the forty-first legislative day of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.  As of yesterday only two pieces of legislation have been passed by the House and Senate.  With only nineteen days left in this session the pace of legislation moving through the process will pick up. We want...

February 26, 2016 Legislative Report No. 9 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the thirty-sixth legislative day of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.  Tuesday, March 1 is the last day for new House bills to be introduced and Thursday, March 3 is the last day for new Senate bills to be introduced. We are over the half-way point of this sixty-day session....

February 19, 2016 Legislative Report No. 8 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the thirty-first legislative day of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.  Today is the last day for new bill request. Both the House of Representatives and Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committees continue to hear testimony on the state budget.  On Tuesday the House Budget...

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