March 18, 2018

Kentucky Bill Seeks to End Child Marriage in Bluegrass State

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4 Percent Teacher Pay Raise Bill Reaches House Following Senate Procedural Confusion

Morgantown West Virginia. Despite a tentative deal reached Tuesday with the state's governor teachers across West

Last year, both the House and Senate passed a resolution mandating all members and employees of Congress attend sexual harassment training.

House Bill 664 proposes to raise the annual cap on deductible contributions to 529 savings plans to $8,000 from $4,000 per student for joint income tax filers and to $4,000 from $2,000 for all others. But the House added some amendments to that bill, including one to lower the age for someone to obtain a concealed carry permit to 18 instead of 21, and prohibiting college and university administrators from barring anyone with a permit from carrying a concealed firearm on campus. Joe Bowen, an Owensboro Republican and the bill's primary sponsor, told the full room at the start of the banking and insurance committee hearing. The fundamental right to self-defense should not stop simply because you park your vehicle in a publicly accessible parking lot owned by your employer or a business owner.

In addition to the main budget bill, which includes the provisions on how to fund education, there is the question of how much, exactly, the state will spend on education. Among the many ridiculous items included in this bill, the Senate voted against banning the sale of military-grade weapons while voting in favor of the so-called "School Marshal" program.

28, the Vermont Senate approved a ban (S.120) meant to keep corporate cash from funding Vermont politicians, passing it on to debate in the House. The other amendment would legalize suppressors under Kansas law.

No word yet on when the Senate will take up the budget legislation.

Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, acknowledged, "I didn't know what to anticipate prior to the roll being called". "Because with this, we have not agreed to use any of the $58 million of the governor's revenue estimates".

Arsene Wenger 'will not quit as Arsenal manager'
However, Arsenal failed to fight back after the break as they slumped to their fourth straight defeat in all competitions. Lewis Dunk put Brighton ahead when he hooked the ball home from a corner after it dropped to him inside the six-yard box.

The conference committee cleared several points of disagreement during their first meeting last week, but lawmakers appeared to be at loggerheads on several more contentious points Monday.

With the Senate having 35 seats - three of which are now vacant, the votes of Republican Sens. If they're upset about it, it's because their either ill-informed or willfully blind.

Anti-refugee/immigrant bills have not fared well. Three proponents, all from out-of-state, were followed by 11 opponents, including the Governor's Office, religious groups, the Chamber of Commerce, and folks who just came to express their personal disagreement.

Pollina is likely referencing the largest pushback against the bill, and the reason why the similar 2013 bill was stripped of its fighting power against corporate cash: a perceived lack of necessity. These are federal government issues over which the state has little or no control.

The Courier Journal wrote a story that featured an advocate of the bill, Donna Pollard, who recounted her marriage, which took place when she was 16, to an older man who began sexually abusing her at 14.

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