October 15, 2018

Barea Online, Staff, October 10, 2018- Cities and counties in Kentucky cannot pass ordinances that raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products or ban tobacco flavors that appeal to youth, among other measures, even when local citizens and elected officials strongly support them. That’s because Kentucky law preempts local …

January 30, 2018

WFPL News, Ryland Barton, January 29, 2018- A Kentucky lawmaker has proposed a bill that would strip state funding from cities and state universities that have so-called “sanctuary” policies that restrict cooperation with federal immigration enforcers. Rep. Lynn Bechler, a Republican from Marion, said the legislation would target immigrants who are …

March 17, 2017

Salon.com Nico Lang March 16, 2017- Kentucky schools may soon have a license to discriminate against LGBT students. After the House passed it by a vote of 81 to 8 on Monday, a bill is sitting on Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk that could allow student-run organizations in colleges and kindergarten to grade …