Monthly Archives: March 2012

Senate Okays Religious Freedom Amendment; Calls Needed NOW to Win House Passage

Senate Bill 158, also known as ” The Religious Freedom Amendment,” has been approved by the Kentucky Senate but with time in this year’s Kentucky General Assembly passing rapidly, it’s important for Kentucky citizens to contact their House legislators on behalf of the measure. If approved by three-fifths of the House of Representatives as it […]

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Time Running Out to Cap Payday Lending

The following is a re-post of a recent blog from KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood on the important issue of payday lending. With time running out in this year’s Kentucky General Assembly session, a bill to cap payday loans at 36 percent is stalled in a House committee. Call Now to Support Payday Lending Cap […]

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Pro-life Bills Barely Breathing

Kentucky Right to Life has issued an urgent call for pro-life citizens to make contacts with their legislators to try to save two pro-life bills that are dying in a House committee as this year’s General Assembly session winds down. Here’s their message: We are in the last two weeks of the 2012 Kentucky legislative […]

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Do We Really Need Drunk Voters?

A Senate bill that would increase the amount of income a restaurant bar can derive from alcohol sales now has an amendment to it that would also allow alcohol sales on election days. Both the original bill, Senate Bill 40, introduced by Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, and the amendment, which comes from a House bill […]

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London Voters Defeat Liquor Sales Push

Congratulations to the citizens of London on the defeat of a push to allow packaged liquor sales. On March 6, 54 percent of voters in a special election in London voted against the sales. It was the third city in southeastern Kentucky that have long been dry to deal with efforts to expand alcohol sales […]

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Religious Freedom Bill Passes Committee

Senate Bill 158, also known as ” The Religious Freedom Amendment,” has been approved by the Kentucky Senate’s State and Local Government Committee and now goes on for consideration by the full Senate. If approved by three-fifths of the Senate and House of Representatives, the bill would put a constitutional amendment on the ballot for […]

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Casinos Coming in Through Back Door

While we celebrate the fact that Gov. Steve Beshear’s latest effort to bring seven casinos to Kentucky failed miserably in the state senate, it’s important to realize that one casino already exists at the Kentucky Downs racetrack in Franklin and is quietly continuing to grow. In this post from The Gambling Notepad blog, gambling issue […]

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