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As the dust settles on the historic 148th running of the Kentucky Derby and we celebrate the victory of a horse that entered the race as an 80-1 underdog, I cannot help but reflect on the role Kentucky’s agricultural industry plays on our state’s economy and our heritage.

As I continue to look back on the 2022 Regular Session, I grow even more resolute in my belief that it will go down in history as one of the most productive and successful sessions in modern history. Among the areas we focused heavily on was legislation that promotes a better quality of life…

Over the course of this session, education remained a top priority for us in Frankfort. We know education is the key to building a life of health, economic success, and happiness. We passed several pieces of legislation aimed at increasing parental engagement, investing in the fundamental sk…

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The Kentucky legislature officially wrapped up the 2022 Regular Session last Thursday night, capping off what will go down as one of the most productive and effective sessions in history. I share regularly that my mission as your legislator is to pass good, long-term public policy that provi…

The first time I laid eyes on the Queen of the Tetons and her four cubs, something inside of me changed forever. Perhaps it was just being in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) and taking in the beauty of it all that, but most likely what stirred in me that summer night in June of 2021,…

Last week we learned that the Governor vetoed SB 83, legislation more commonly known as the Save Women’s Sports Act. The bill would prohibit transgender girls and women – those who are biologically male – from participating in school sports reserved for girls and women. While few were surpri…

With the conclusion of week 13 of the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly, the session has now entered the veto recess period. Lawmakers worked late into the night to ensure critical legislation was sent to the governor ahead of the veto period. The House and Senate passed over 100 bills this week.

Reliable routine is a cornerstone of mental wellness. The unpredictability of the past two years — childcare closures, the back-and-forth of nontraditional instruction, pandemic-related shortages, and more — has upset our routines and introduced harmful stressors to our daily lives.

Between legislative committee meetings, House Floor debates, and visiting with constituents, this week has been a very busy one in our State Capitol building. However, we still have a great deal of work to do, and the remaining legislative days promise a rapid pace. As I write this, we have …

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Each week, one of the pastors at my church sends an email updating us on church news or commenting on something going on in the community or the world.