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KRWA Legislative Breakfast Next Week!

The Kentucky Rural Water Association will be hosting its Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. EST. The Legislative Breakfast provides a great opportunity for utility managers and board members to meet with their representatives and senators early in the session to gain support for projects and ... Read More »

2017 Session Continues…

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The Kentucky General Assembly reconvened on February 7. The Governor presented his State of the Commonwealth address on Wednesday, February 8, where he struck a generally positive tone for the direction of the state. He also acknowledged his intention to deal with tax reform and the state retirement system shortfalls in a special session, perhaps later this spring or in ... Read More »

2017 Session Begins – With a Bang!

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Normally, short sessions of the General Assembly begin the first week of January with a few days devoted to re-organization and committee assignments. Not so this year! With Republicans in control of the governor’s mansion and both houses for the first time in almost 100 years, this session began with five days of the thirty-day session devoted to passing laws ... Read More »

Right to work bill, repeal of prevailing wage pass House

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FRANKFORT—Legislation that would make Kentucky the 27th right-to-work state by outlawing mandatory membership in a labor union as a condition of employment passed the House today by a vote of 58-39. Supporters say House Bill 1, sponsored by House Speaker Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown and Rep. Jim DeCesare, R-Bowling Green, would boost jobs by allowing employees to negotiate benefits and wages ... Read More »

2016 Session Ends with Budget Deal

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The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2016 regular session ended on Friday, April 15, shortly before midnight, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and numerous other measures that will impact people throughout the state. Read More »

Another Slow Week for Utilities

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As expected, this has been another slow week for issues related to the water and wastewater industry. The biennial budget continues to generate the most interest as budget hearings have begun in the House. House Democrats are just starting to question the new administration on the details of Governor Bevin’s first budget. The governor’s budget calls for immediate 4.5% cuts ... Read More »

Over 150 Attend Legislative Breakfast!

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The Kentucky Rural Water Association hosted its 2016 Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. Over 150 legislators, state officials, utility representatives, and associate members took advantage of this great opportunity to meet with their representatives and senators early in the 2016 legislative session. This event allows our membership to gain support for ... Read More »

2016 KRWA Legislative Breakfast Two Weeks Away!

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The Kentucky Rural Water Association will be hosting its Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort from 7:00 am until 9:00 am. The Legislative Breakfast provides a great opportunity for utility managers and board members to meet with their representatives and senators early in the session to gain support for projects and discuss ... Read More »

2016 Session Begins – Slow Going for Utility Issues?

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The 2016 Kentucky Legislative Session began this week with little to interest utilities, so far. Now that Governor Bevin has moved into the mansion and the battle for republican control of the Kentucky House of Representatives continues with four special elections on March 8; this year’s session will be focused on the biennial budget, fixing Kentucky’s struggling state retirement system ... Read More »

Spring has Sprung…Session is Done!

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The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 session came to a close in the early morning hours of the 29th legislative day on March 25. House and Senate members reached agreement on comprehensive anti-heroin legislation; a measure to expand protective orders to include dating violence victims; and a bill that will safeguard the revenue stream for the state’s road projects by limiting ... Read More »