Kentucky State Government Guide

State government has a direct impact on the lives of Kentucky’s citizens. From health care to education to environmental issues, your state lawmakers make decisions that affect you and your family. But how much do you know about what happens in the state house and senate chambers?

Use this Kentucky Government Guide to find answers to your questions.

 

HOW KENTUCKY GOVERNMENT WORKS

Bills passed in the state legislature directly impact your day-to-day life, but how much do you know about how Kentucky's government works?

Find out about the different branches of government, who’s who in Kentucky's government, and how you can reach your lawmaker.

Find Your State Lawmakers

The Kentucky Legislature is made up of a Kentucky Senate and a Kentucky House of Representatives. Each Kentucky resident has a state senator and state representative that represents them in Frankfort. 

Not sure who represents you? You can look up all your representatives by going to the Kentucky Legislature Website and typing in your address.

 

MEET YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

KEEP TRACK OF BILLs

Every year, important legislation is filed in the Kentucky House and Senate. With only a maximum of 30 days in the legislative session, not all of them make it up for debate.

Do you have an issue that's important to you? Keep tabs on what your lawmakers are talking about so you can be in the know.

Kentucky State Legislature Bill Watch

 

Live Updates From Your Lawmakers

Your lawmakers like to use Twitter more and more to make big announcements, give updates on their bills, and share their opinions on a wide variety of subjects.

Our live feed helps you keep track of all our lawmakers in one place so you always know what is happening.

MEET OUR POLITICAL TEAM
MICHON LINDSTROM

MICHON LINDSTROM

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LATEST FROM FRANKFORT

IMPORTANT DATES
  • JANUARY 8, 2019: First part of the legislative session begins.
  • FEBRUARY 5, 2019: Second part of the legislative session begins.
  • FEBRUARY 8, 2019: Last day for bill requests.
  • FEBRUARY 15, 2019: Last day for new Senate bills.
  • FEBRUARY 19, 2019: Last day for new House bills.
  • MARCH 29, 2019: Final day of legislative session
  • MAY 21, 2019: Primary election
  • NOVEMBER 5, 2019:  General Election

Kentucky Legislative Calendar

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