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Bill forcing workers to sign arbitration agreements advances

Republican Senate President Robert Stivers | Photo by Joe Sonka

A bill that would allow Kentucky employers to force workers into signing a binding arbitration agreement as a condition of employment moved closer to final passage on Tuesday, after clearing …

Bill slashing Kentuckians’ unemployment benefits advances in House

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy analysis of House Bill 317 lowering unemployment insurance benefits

A House committee advanced a bill Thursday that would lower the unemployment insurance benefits of Kentuckians out of work for more than five weeks while cutting …

Sports wagering bill passes out of House committee

An advertisement for sports betting at a casino in Mississippi, which has legalized such wagering.

A bill that would legalize and regulate wagering on sporting events in Kentucky and earmark tax revenue to the state pension system easily passed through …

Edelen backs smoking ban for workplaces, increasing cigarette tax

Adam Edelen | Photo courtesy of campaign

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Edelen announced Monday that he would support legislation to “stand up to Big Tobacco,” including a statewide ban on smoking in workplaces and raising taxes on packs of cigarettes.…

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Election Filing Deadline; More Kim Davis

This week was the filing deadline for candidates running for governor, attorney general and other statewide offices this year. And a lawsuit involving former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis continues to roll through the courts system.

Listen to this week’s …