public safety

Louisville GOP anti-crime bill heard in interim committee ahead of legislative session

BY: - December 15, 2023

A sweeping anti-crime bill backed by several Louisville GOP lawmakers got its first committee hearing Friday.  Since unveiled in September, the proposal has undergone several changes, said primary sponsor, Rep. Jared Bauman. Provisions removed include establishing a Kentucky State Police Post in Jefferson County and creating a statewide wiretapping law for police officers, but the […]

Louisville GOP lawmakers working on sweeping anti-crime bill ahead of legislative session

BY: - September 26, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Republican state representatives from Louisville plan to file an 18-point omnibus bill in the next legislative session that aims to tackle an “epidemic of crime in our commonwealth,” said the bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. Jared Bauman.  The bill, which focuses mostly on issues within Louisville and Jefferson County, is backed by seven Republicans […]

Beshear calls for pay raises for officers, more funding for public safety in new budget plan

BY: - August 9, 2023

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday called for more money for training, body armor and raises for law enforcement in what he says will be the first of several spending plans he’ll announce over the next month. Beshear acknowledged that governors typically reveal budget proposals around the time lawmakers return to Frankfort in January, but said […]

Cameron calls for $5,000 bonuses for Kentucky police, allowing murder charges in fatal overdoses

BY: - July 13, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Republican Daniel Cameron says that as governor he would oppose subpoena powers for civilian police review boards and support giving Kentucky law enforcement officers a $5,000 bonus to improve recruitment and retention. The proposals are part of a 12-point public safety plan that Cameron unveiled Tuesday and that focuses largely on Louisville.  Cameron’s […]