Category: News

  • Week 4 of the 2024 Legislative Session

    The 2024 Legislative Session in Frankfort is nearing the one-third mark of the 60-day budget session, as Friday marked the 18th day. The committee process is picking up steam, and with that, more proposed bills are proceeding through the legislative process. Please check out the KYSenateRepublicans.com website to find press releases from the Senate Majority…

  • Week 3 of the 2024 Legislative Session

    Week 3 of the 2024 Legislative Session

    The Kentucky General Assembly reconvened in Frankfort on Tuesday after observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to start the third week of the 2024 Regular Session. To begin, I co-sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 77 this week, introduced by Sen. Lindsey Tichenor, one of our newest members in the Senate and co-chair of the Kentucky-Israel Caucus.…

  • Week 2 of the 2024 Legislative Session

    Week 2 of the 2024 Legislative Session

    The second week of the 2024 Legislative Session concluded on Friday, and week three will begin on Tuesday following the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. I want to start by informing you about our kysenaterepublicans.com website, where constituents can find additional access and insight into the Senate Majority Caucus. We have information…

  • Week 1 of the 2024 Legislative Session

    As we convene the 2024 regular session, I would like first to wish you a happy new year. I hope your holidays were filled with joy and laughter while spending quality time with family and friends. Standing in the Senate chamber for the first day of the 2024 Legislative Session and each proceeding day, I…

  • SENATE MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER DAMON THAYER WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION

    Term to conclude in December 2024 FRANKFORT, KY (December 13, 2023) — Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, announced on Wednesday he will not seek re-election for Kentucky’s 17th Senate District. His term will conclude in December 2024, following over two decades of service to his district and a decade as Senate Majority Floor…

  • SENATOR DAMON THAYER ENCOURAGES CONSTITUENT ENGAGEMENT AHEAD OF 2024 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

    Provides Details on How to Receive Legislative Updates; Share Thoughts With Lawmakers FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 4, 2023) — The Constitution of Kentucky calls for convening the 2024 Legislative Session on Jan. 2 in Frankfort. Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer of the 17th Senate District is proactively reaching out to constituents, urging them to stay informed…

  • SENATOR DAMON THAYER CONTINUES CONSERVATIVE EXCELLENCE IN ROLE AS SENATE MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER

    Recognized Again Nationally for Strong Voting Record. Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, has again received the recognition of Conservative Excellence from the American Conservative Union Foundation’s (ACUF) Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA). Thayer received a 90 percent rating for his leadership and votes in the 2022 Legislative Session and maintains a lifetime score of…

  • SENATOR DAMON THAYER IS OFFICIALLY PRESENTED CHAMPION FOR SIGNATURE INDUSTRIES AWARD

    SENATOR DAMON THAYER IS OFFICIALLY PRESENTED CHAMPION FOR SIGNATURE INDUSTRIES AWARD

    The Kentucky Chamber has partnered this year with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA), Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), Keeneland Association, and Churchill Downs Incorporated to recognize 2023 Kentucky “Champions for Signature Industries.” Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, was recently named a recipient of the award, along with being named a…

  • SENATOR DAMON THAYER PROVIDES UPDATE ON IMPROVEMENTS TO I-75 IN SCOTT AND GRANT COUNTIES

    FRANKFORT, KY — As lawmakers continue preparation ahead of the 2024 Legislative Session, which will include enacting a new two-year state road plan, Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, shares an update on progress from the 2022-2024 state road plan.

  • SENATOR DAMON THAYER, REP. MEREDITH JOINTLY NAMED POLICYMAKER OF THE YEAR; TO RECEIVE GOLDEN EAGLE TROPHY

    Gambling.com Group recognizes instrumental sports betting advocates FRANKFORT, KY — Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, has been jointly named the recipient of the American Gambling Awards’ Policymaker of the Year Award alongside Rep. Michael Meredith for their instrumental roles in the enactment of sports betting legislation, House Bill 551.