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  • Bill benefiting Rand Paul passes Senate committee

    Republican Senate leaders in Kentucky cheered a bipartisan vote Wednesday that advanced a bill to let Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul run for president without automatically giving up his Senate seat - but Democratic leaders in the House warned it was not a sign the bill has enough support to become law.


  • FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2014 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks towards waiting reporters in front of federal court in Washington. A potential 2016 presidential candidate, Paul has been announced Thursday, March 6, 2014, as keynote speaker for the southwest Ohio GOP's annual Lincoln-Reagan fundraiser dinner. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Bill would let Paul run for 2 offices at same time

    Rand Paul's biggest political decision is approaching: whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his U.S. Senate seat. A Republican lawmaker from his home state wants to free him from the potential dilemma by letting him run for both.


  • Bill would let Paul run for 2 offices at same time

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul faces a potential quandary as he weighs whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his Senate seat. Legislation introduced Thursday in his home state would allow him to run for both.


  • Associated PressSen. Rand Paul may be seeking to hold on to his seat at the same time he is running for president in 2016. The Kentucky Senate majority leader confirmed Monday that he is working on an unambiguous bill that would allow Mr. Paul to do so.

    Rand Paul looking to hedge bet in 2016 election

    Opening a door to hedge his political bets, Sen. Rand Paul has asked the leader of the Kentucky Senate for legislation to ensure that Mr. Paul can run both for the White House and for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.


  • Medical marijuana bill clears Kentucky House panel

    A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky passed a House committee Thursday, but whether the issue will come up for a vote in front of the full House was unclear.


  • Ky. lawmakers respond to Instant Racing ruling

    A state Supreme Court ruling on Instant Racing gambling machines drew a swift response Friday from some Kentucky lawmakers, who began drafting legislation to reinstate a tax on the slot-like games.


  • Senate OKs revised felons' voting rights bill

    A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at restoring the voting rights of some felons cleared the Kentucky Senate on Wednesday after being rewritten to include a five-year waiting period.


  • Key casino supporter says he lacks Senate support

    A proposed ballot measure to let Kentucky voters decide whether to legalize casino gambling hasn't garnered enough support yet to gain state Senate passage, a key supporter said Monday night.


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