Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2017) – A Kentucky bill that would require police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations unanimously passed the House last week. Rep. Diane St. Onge (R-Lakeside Park), Rep. Reginald Meeks (D-Louisville) and Rep. Sal Santoro (R-Florence) introduced House Bill 291 (HB291) on Feb. 10. The legislation…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2017) – A Kentucky bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify Obamacare in practice in the state passed the Senate yesterday. A coalition of three Republican senators introduced Senate Bill 97 (SB97) on Jan 3. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2016) – A Kentucky Senate bill slated for introduction in 2017 would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Pre-filed by Sen. Perry B. Clark (D-Louisville), BR409 would “protect patients with debilitating medical conditions, as well as their practitioners and providers,…

On this episode of Tenther Tuesday, Mike Maharrey and Michael Boldin talk about a state effort to take on the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money, blocking new gun control on a local level and some nullification strategy.  One of the simplest actions states can take to break the Federal Reserve monopoly on money is to…

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2016) – A Kentucky bill prefiled for the 2017 session would remove sales taxes from the purchase of gold and silver, encouraging its use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Sen. John Schickel (R-Union) prefiled BR156 on Oct. 11. The legislation would exempt bullion…

There are right ways to fight the unconstitutional federal prohibition on industrial hemp. There are also wrong ways to do it. Unfortunately, Kentucky is doing it the wrong way. Rather than act without unnecessary federal “permission,” the agriculture commissioner is pleading with the feds to “reconsider” its rules for industrial hemp. The feds recently put out…