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Ten LouisvilleKY Metro Council members File Resolution to Support Medical Cannabis Legalization in Kentucky

Louisville – Ten Metro Councilmembers have signed on as co-sponsors of a resolution urging the Kentucky General Assembly to enact legislation that would legalize medical cannabis in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, primary sponsor Bill Hollander (D-9) reported today. “Medical cannabis can help many of our constituents,” Hollander said. “I am pleased that so many of my colleagues agree that we should ask the Kentucky General Assembly to take action to help them,” said Hollander. Many medical professionals believe that medical cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans, and it is legally…


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LouisvillekY’s State Rep. Darryl Owens will not seek reelection in 2018

  Louisville, KY – Darryl Owens has announced he will not seek reelection as the 43rd legislative district’s state representative, a position he has held since 2005. Rep. Owens, an attorney, has been a public servant for more than 40 years serving as a district judge, assistant attorney general, and Jefferson County C District commissioner. “The highest honor of my life has been to serve as a state representative and I am profoundly grateful to have been elected by my constituents for more than a decade,” said Rep. Owens. “I have enjoyed every minute of this job but it’s time…


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LouisvilleKY Mayor urges state lawmakers to strengthen child abuse reporting requirement

Asks General Assembly to take action before session ends Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer today urged the General Assembly to strengthen the reporting requirement of suspected child abuse when it involves law enforcement officers or leaders. Current Kentucky law requires anyone who suspects that a child is being abused to report it to police, the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services or the county or commonwealth’s attorney. The law does not, however, require a local police department to report to other agencies when one of its officers is suspected of child abuse. “This state law is intended to…


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Louisville Ky’s Fairness Campaign releases statement against bill aimed to “gut Fairness laws”

Statement from the Fairness Campaign:  (Frankfort, KY) A “License to Discriminate” bill that would sanction discrimination against LGBT Kentuckians passed out of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee this morning. Senate Bill 180, introduced by Senator Albert Robinson of London, seeks to gut local LGBT Fairness Ordinances passed by eight Kentucky cities. Those cities include Covington, Danville, the State Capital Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Midway, Morehead, and the small Appalachian town of Vicco. “Senate Bill 180 is nothing but a license to discriminate,” shared Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman. “This legislation seeks to undo the hard work of eight…


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Special Session=NOTHING!

After another Special Session of the the Kentucky General Assembly, the results are the same as every other one I can recall. NOTHING.  The House adjourned last week when it became obvious the Senate would not agree to a compromise on shoring up a Medicaid shortfall. But Senate President David Williams kept the Senate in session until Wednesday for no good reason except that he’s running for Governor. Williams knew that NOTHING would get done since the House was formally out, but he persisted, and covened the Senate Wednesday to pass veto motions which mean NOTHING since there was no…