Judicial redistricting bill passes Senate

by Don Weber – FRANKFORT – A bill which would implement a statewide judicial redistricting plan designed to reallocate judicial resources and relocate judges was passed by the full Senate on Wednesday by a vote of 23-13. Senate Bill 9, sponsored by Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, would also add 16 family court judges but remove 15 circuit and…

Bill to divide Kentucky Retirement Systems put on hold

BY DANIEL DESROCHERS, ddesrochers@herald-leader.com –  FRANKFORT — A bill that would divide Kentucky’s ailing pension systems was put on hold Thursday but will be considered again during an expected special law-making session later this year to deal with tax reform and pension funding, Gov. Matt Bevin said Thursday. “The most critical thing is to make sure we get this right,”…