‘War on Louisville’ bill moves through Senate committee

by Phillip M. Bailey and Morgan Watkins , The Courier-Journal – A brief look at nine issues that will be getting attention at Kentucky’s next General Assembly. Scott Utterback/The CJ A Senate committee approved a bill Thursday morning that would give Kentucky’s governor the power to fill vacancies in Louisville, although significant changes were made overnight to make the proposal more…

Public colleges and universities would move to performance-based funding model under bill that cleared Senate committee

by Kevin Wheatley – FRANKFORT — Funding for the state’s postsecondary schools would be based on the numbers of degrees they confer, students enrolled, credit hours earned and other factors under legislation passed by the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee on Tuesday. Senate Bill 153, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem David Givens, would codify a performance-based funding model…

More children could attend private schools under Kentucky legislation

BY VALARIE HONEYCUTT SPEARS, vhoneycutt@herald-leader.com – Individuals and businesses could increase financial assistance for children to attend private schools with a Scholarship Tax Credit Program under a bill discussed Tuesday by the House Education Committee. Under the school choice program in House Bill 162, individuals and businesses would donate to scholarship granting organizations and in return receive…

Senate Passes Experimental Drug Legislation

by STU JOHNSON (KPR) –  Legislation providing for the increased use of experimental drugs for terminally ill patients is heading to the Kentucky House. The Senate voted unanimously yesterday in favor of the measure sponsored by Morgantown Senator C.B. Embry. “Maybe one of these experimental treatments that’s passed the first clinical study might be of assistance to…