Sen. John Schickel

COMMENTARY

The double irony of Kentucky election reform

BY: - January 19, 2024

I believe that former state Sen. Charles Booker, the progressive who sought to challenge Mitch McConnell in 2020, fell short in his quest for the Democratic nomination due to progressive election reforms. And while those changes have been scaled back dramatically, I believe that conservative efforts to eliminate the remnants of those policies would hurt […]

After six months of study, Kentucky certificate of need task force says more study needed

BY: - December 14, 2023

Lawmakers wrapped up a six-month study of Kentucky’s certificate of need law Thursday by saying more study is needed before they can make solid recommendations for reform. The task force unanimously approved a Findings and Recommendations Memo Thursday morning that laid out the opposing views on certificate of need (CON) in Kentucky: “One position is […]

Kentucky lawmakers are pre-filing bills ahead of the 2024 session, but they’re not easy to find

BY: - December 8, 2023

Typically by this time of the year, less than a month from the start of the January legislative session, drafts of dozens of bills that lawmakers planned to introduce would be readily available on the legislature’s website for the public to read. Not so this year. Legislation passed in 2022, which became law without Gov. […]