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FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Democrats in control of the Kentucky House passed a $20 billion budget plan Thursday evening over Republican objections, closely following the governor's recommendations in putting forth their spending priorities for the next two years.
Steve Beshear says the state has hired a private law firm to represent him in appealing a judge's order for Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries. Beshear announced Thursday that the state has signed a contract with the 11- member Ashland firm of VanAntwerp, Monge, Jones, Edwards& McCann.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- A Kentucky coal company will pay $660,000 in fines for illegally dumping mining debris into Appalachian streams under a proposed order in federal court.
*Copper's fall compounds concerns over China slowdown. NEW YORK, March 12- U.S. crude oil fell by more than 2 percent on Wednesday, its biggest drop in two months, after the United States announced unexpected plans for a "test" release of strategic oil reserves while weekly data showed a big rise in crude stockpiles.
FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Nearly 55,000 people have signed up for private health insurance through Kentucky's state health insurance marketplace, according to the latest figures from the federal government. The federal government originally estimated Kentucky would have signed up 122,000 by now.
FRANKFORT, Ky.-- House lawmakers agreed on Monday to extend state tax incentives aimed at spurring new expansion projects by General Electric Co. and AK Steel, two key employers in the state.
FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer's agency would be assigned new oversight duties that include diabetes education and energy efficiency as part of a proposed House budget outlined Monday. Comer, a likely Republican candidate for governor next year, took issue with the proposals affecting the Agriculture Department.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Five other states on Thursday joined Missouri's effort to strike down a California law barring the sale of eggs produced by hens kept it cages that don't meet size and space requirements.
HELENA, Mont.-- Subsidiaries of Johnson& Johnson have agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle a lawsuit with Montana over how an anti-psychotic drug was marketed, state Attorney General Tim Fox said Thursday.
But Kentucky Baptist Convention executive director Paul Chitwood said those offerings dried up last year because donors were concerned that the proposal to allow gay workers might succeed.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest U.S. coal producers, has reached a consent decree to settle a complaint about pollution discharged by coal mines into Appalachian rivers and streams, federal authorities said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest U.S. coal companies, and dozens of subsidiaries have reached a consent decree to settle a complaint about pollution from coal mines, federal authorities said on Wednesday.
FRANKFORT, Ky.-- A bill that would allow a greater number of employees to be legally classified as independent contractors has passed the Kentucky Senate. John Schickel, a Republican from Union, is the bill sponsor. Among them Ray Jones from Pikeville.
WASHINGTON, March 3- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal filed by Omnicare Inc., the leading U.S. provider of pharmacy services to the elderly, in a securities class action case filed by investors who say the company made untrue statements prior to a public offering. Omnicare paid just under $150 million to settle the whistleblower claims.
MORGANTOWN, West Va., Feb 26- As the Obama administration readies rules to force all U.S. power plants to lower the rate at which they produce greenhouse gases, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a major coal state, is trying to steer a bill through the Senate that he said would hold off the Environmental Protection Agency.
WASHINGTON, Feb 26- The U.S. House of Representatives' top tax writer released a comprehensive tax code overhaul on Wednesday, but it was widely seen as dead-on-arrival in a Congress still deeply divided over fiscal policy.
WASHINGTON, Feb 26- The U.S. House of Representatives' top Republican tax writer will release a plan on Wednesday to overhaul the tax code, but it was widely seen as dead-on-arrival in a Congress still deeply divided over fiscal policy.
On Monday, Alcoa Inc said it will close its 50- year-old Point Henry aluminium smelter and two rolling mills in Australia after a two-year review. Russia's Rusal estimates that producers outside of China eliminated up to 1.2 million tonnes of capacity last year and further reductions of 1 million-1.5 million tonnes are expected in 2014..
*Expects 2014 adjusted EPS of $4.45- $4.60 vs est $4.32. *4th- quarter EPS 97 cents vs 62 cents last year. Regulators in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida approved the company's request to raise utility rates from September and October.
Feb 17- U.S. electric power company Duke Energy Corp said on Monday that it was looking to sell off its Midwest commercial generation business, including stakes in 13 power plants, saying they offered "volatile returns" in a competitive market.