Sen. Jason Howell

Beshear vetoes bill allowing ‘random’ venue changes in cases challenging Kentucky laws, decisions

BY: - March 27, 2023

Calling it an “unconstitutional power grab,” Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a Republican-backed bill Friday that allows a court case challenging the constitutionality of Kentucky laws and orders to be moved at random to a new courtroom across the state.  Senate Bill 126, sponsored by Sen. Jason Howell, R-Murray, would give plaintiffs, defendants and the […]

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Kentucky Senate defines school materials ‘harmful to minors’ in bill critics call book banning

BY: and - February 23, 2023

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Senate approved legislation Thursday that its sponsor says protects children from inappropriate materials but which critics say will lead to book banning. Senate Bill 5, sponsored by Sen. Jason Howell, R-Murray, would create a complaint process for local school districts to filter materials that parents and guardians consider inappropriate for children. It […]