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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jared Carpenter

Week six of the 2018 Legislative Session is in the books, and bills continued to move steadily through the Senate as work on the budget and pension reform continues. While we have not released a pension proposal just yet, we are hopeful that it will be made public in the coming days as we continue to sort out details on this complex issue. As for the budget bill, its fate currently is in the hands of the House, and we are hopeful that we in the Senate will receive a budget bill by early March. Continue reading SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

McConnell Secures KY Priorities

Mitch McConnell

 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that the Senate-passed Bipartisan Budget Act contains a number of important Kentucky priorities he helped secure. The measure also passed the House and was signed into law by President Donald Trump.

“As the Senate Majority Leader, I am pleased to announce that our bipartisan, bicameral agreement on defense spending and other Kentucky priorities was signed by President Trump,”Senator McConnell said. “This bill ensures that, for the first time in years, Continue reading McConnell Secures KY Priorities

McConnell Op-Ed: After Historic Year Under President Trump and Republican Congress, the State of our Union is Strong

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) published the following op-ed on Courier-Journal.com:

“When President Trump delivers his State of the Union address, he will have outstanding news to share. After a decade of sluggish growth and stagnant paychecks, our country is back on the right track. Optimism is sweeping across the country, and the economy is finally gaining momentum. Continue reading McConnell Op-Ed: After Historic Year Under President Trump and Republican Congress, the State of our Union is Strong

HHS Acting Secretary Hargan and Gov. Bevin Host Roundtable on Kentucky HEALTH and Community Engagement

Gov. Matt Bevin today welcomed Acting U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric Hargan, along with officials and citizens of the Commonwealth, to the Governor’s Mansion for a roundtable discussion on Kentucky HEALTH and community engagement.

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