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Bill curbing fines for Louisville air pollution raises questions about sponsor’s self-interest

BY: - January 19, 2024

FRANKFORT — Louisville’s air pollution authority would lose the power to issue fines in some circumstances under a bill that has Democratic lawmakers asking if the Republican sponsor’s employer stands to benefit from the proposed change in the  law. House Bill 136, sponsored by Rep. Jared Bauman, R-Louisville, would bring the Louisville Air Pollution Control […]

Another year, another push to make period products more accessible in Kentucky

BY: - January 4, 2024

FRANKFORT — Kentucky is one of 21 states that taxes period products, according to the Alliance for Period Supplies, but several Republican and Democrat lawmakers want to change that.  Period product tax is sometimes called the “pink tax” and advocates for removing it say the products shouldn’t cost more because they aren’t optional expenses.  Rep. […]