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Damon Thayer: Celebrating the veterans who defend our unique rights as American citizens

Shorter days and colder temperatures are evidence of autumn and the impending arrival of the holiday season. Kentucky residents from communities across the bluegrass have completed their civic duty by visiting their local polling station and casting votes for those they wish to represent them in local, state and federal office. Having exercised our sacred voting rights, we celebrate the very individuals who defend the rights unique to American citizens.
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Damon Thayer supports children

April was Child Abuse Prevention Month, and each year we at the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass mark this important month by planting pinwheels to represent the children in our communities who are victims of sexual abuse. This year, we planted 1,000 pinwheels — one for every child our Center will see in 2022, including over 60 from Scott County.
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Senator Damon Thayer's Legislative update

Last week marked the official end of the 2022 Regular Session. We concluded the final two legislative days on Wednesday and Thursday for the General Assembly to override Governor Andy Beshear’s vetoes. In what could be the most active veto override effort in Kentucky history, eight Senate bill vetoes and over 20 state House of Representative bill vetoes were overridden, bypassing the Governor’s attempt to block legislation. In addition to these overrides, we passed a few additional bills, and I expect those bills will be signed into law.
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Damon Thayer: Reporting on Week 11 of the regular session of the General Assembly, as Week 12 begins

Week 11 of the 2022 regular session was unique in that the General Assembly gaveled in for a historic day of session at the Old State Capitol. If you have never toured it, I highly recommend you go. The Old Kentucky State Capitol was the third statehouse, built in 1830 following devastating fires in the previous two. It was designed by native architect Gideon Shryock in the classical Greek Revival style, modeled after the Temple of Minerva and used until 1910 when the current Capitol was built. It is a beautiful building, steeped in history and rich with artifacts of days gone by.
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Sen. Damon Thayer's Legislative update

Two-thirds of the 2022 legislative session is behind us after crossing the 40-day mark of the 60-day session. What arguably has been a marathon up to this point will become a sprint as budget negotiations draw near. As we wrap up week nine, much is happening in the world. Despite...
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Sen. Damon Thayer's Legislative Update

We are quickly approaching the halfway mark of this year’s 60-day legislative session, and Frankfort enjoyed several days of pleasant weather. Perhaps no bill in the 2022 legislative session exemplifies your voice being heard more than Senate Joint Resolution 99, a measure identified by the state Senate to bring motor vehicle tax relief to Kentucky taxpayers. Unlike a bill, a joint resolution does not modify law but carries the force of law.
FRANKFORT, KY
Grant County News

SENATOR DAMON THAYER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

The fifth week of the 2022 legislative session concluded with inclement weather moving into the commonwealth on Thursday. I hope you and your loved ones were not adversely impacted and remained safe and warm. The Senate has officially begun the thorough process of reviewing the Governor and state House of...
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SENATOR DAMON THAYER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

As we officially gavel in the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2022 Regular Session, your representatives will tackle key issues most important to you that enhance the quality of life of Kentuckians. Despite repeated appeals to our governor, a special session in the fall to handle redistricting was not called, so...
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Thorns & Roses: Kentucky Sen. Damon Thayer Is Only Representing Himself When It Comes To Medical Marijuana

Kentucky Republican Floor Leader Sen. Damon Thayer doesn’t care if you, or any other Kentuckian, want medical marijuana legalized. In a KET interview, the Georgetown lawmaker said he doesn’t support it, even though he knows his constituents do. “If they don’t like it they can take it out on me in the next election,” he said. Kentucky lawmakers know they can keep getting reelected if they have a bit of power and an R in front of their name. Mitch McConnell’s been doing it for years. Maybe it’s time to show them that they can’t. Of course, Thayer isn’t up for reelection until 2024. Perhaps that’s why he’s feeling so bold.
LOUISVILLE, KY
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Kentucky Newsmakers 1/2: Ky. Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - On the latest episode of Kentucky Newsmakers, WKYT’s Bill Bryant talks with Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer. The Kentucky General Assembly is about to gavel into session this week and circumstances dictate it will be busy and historic. It comes as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the state has a record budget surplus and Western Kentucky deals with deadly and destructive tornadoes.
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Ky Senator Damon Thayer Receives 'Friend of Kentucky Cities' Award

The Kentucky League of Cities presented Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) with a “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award. KLC bestows the award upon legislators who perform outstanding work advocating for issues that impact cities across the state. Senator Thayer continued his support for cities in the 2021 session, helping secure the...
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Damon Thayer: Digital connectivity is the fuel that drives Kentucky’s economic engine

Recently, I participated in a virtual forum with Kentucky business and technology leaders to discuss the importance of digital connectivity for small businesses and communities amid COVID-19 and beyond. The online event — “How Technology is Fueling Kentucky’s Recovery & Growing the Economy” — was hosted by Jake Ward, president of the Connected Commerce Council, a non-profit membership organization representing digitally empowered small businesses nationwide.
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