General Assembly

Let Us Vote live stream

We will be live streaming the final Senate State and Local Government Committee hearing of this legislative session tomorrow, March 4 at noon. This committee hearing will be the last opportunity of the year for the Senate to move our Restoration of Voting Rights amendment (HB 70).

Clean Energy testimony

There will be two committee meetings with testimony about clean energy jobs potential. Kacey Hoover with the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association will be among those testifying. NC passed legislation in 2007 similar to House Bill 229 that has led to the creation of tens of thousands of jobs. Ms. Hoover has been invited to testify at 9 a.m.

Voting Rights Prayer Vigil

Join us for the weekly prayer vigil in front of Senate leaders’ offices on the second floor of the Capitol Annex on Tuesdays from 12 to 1 p.m. while the General Assembly is in session. People of all faiths and traditions are welcome.

HB 374 Hearing

The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee will hear testimony on House Bill 374 which would close several corporate tax loopholes that allow some profitable corporations to avoid paying their fair share of taxes, and use the revenue to fund a 7.5%

Call senators – support a moratorium on fracking


Action possible Wednesday in the Kentucky Senate

Legislation that will pave the way for large-scale hydraulic fracking in Kentucky is set to be heard by the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. We need to drum up support for an anticipated amendment that would place a two-year moratorium on “high volume hydraulic fracking.”

ACTION: Please contact members of the Senate tonight or in the morning before 11. You can call their office directly at 502-564-8100 or leave a message through the Legislative Message Line (800-372-7181). If you’d like to email, you can find their email address or online contact form here: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/whoswho/email.htm

MESSAGE: “Please support adding a two-year moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracking to Senate Bill 186, or vote against the bill without the moratorium.”

If you call the message line, ask that your message be delivered to your senator plus “Sen. Jared Carpenter and all senators.” (Sen. Carpenter is chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Committee)

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