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FRANKFORT, KY— Americans for Prosperity-Kentucky (AFP-KY) today issued a statement commending the Kentucky General Assembly for its hard work and principled leadership as the 2021 session comes to a close. Actions such as overriding the Governor’s veto of the Educational Opportunity Act (HB 563), legislation that will provide educational freedom and opportunity to children in the Bluegrass State and stopping a gas tax increase, pushed by special interests, are some of the cornerstones of this short but active session. Significant progress in criminal justice reform, specifically focusing on reducing overcriminalization, was seen this session through HB 126, a proposal that increased the felony theft threshold. In health care, increased access to telehealth services were passed through HB 140, so more Kentuckians can utilize telemedicine to meet their needs.
AFP-KY State Director Michael Conway issued the following statement:
“Our champions in the legislature stood strong and rejected attempts by special interests to raise the tax burden on hardworking Kentucky families. Several principled leaders also joined the fight to provide freedom for children and families this session to build a bright future.
“As the 2021 session concludes, our activists set high expectations for the interim legislative session and the session coming in 2022. Criminal justice reform, policing reform, educational freedom, and ensuring economic opportunity will be the guiding priorities and foundation for transformational change in the Commonwealth next year. Our activists are excited to see the legislative opportunities to come.”
For further information or an interview, reach Nicole Tardif at NTardif@afphq.org or (571) 329-0161.