Rep. Al Gentry leads a bipartisan group of legislators on behalf of Kentuckians with disabilities

Rep. Al Gentry leads a bipartisan group of legislators on behalf of Kentuckians with disabilities

Frankfort, KY — A bipartisan group of legislators committed to helping Kentuckians with disabilities came together in the Kentucky House chamber today to announce that they were forming the “Engage & Empower Caucus.”  It will be co-chaired by state Rep. Al Gentry, a Louisville Democrat, and Rep. Brandon Reed, a Hodgenville Republican. “I’m proud to work… Read more

Week One Legislative Update from Representative Al Gentry

Week One Legislative Update from Representative Al Gentry

“Never a Dull Moment in Frankfort” The opening week of odd-year legislative sessions is traditionally dominated by organizational matters such as electing leaders, establishing committees and formally submitting the first round of bills. Although 2017 was a stark departure from that tradition, this year’s opening week reverted back to a more traditional fashion, with one… Read more

Rep. Al Gentry’s Story Featured in Lexington Family Magazine

Advocacy Works – One Way or Another By John Lynch When State Representative Al Gentry, a Democrat from Louisville, lost his right arm in a devastating workplace accident 25 years ago, one thought gave him hope – golf. “I feel like golf saved my life,” Gentry said when reflecting on the accident that cost him his… Read more

3 “Additional” Reasons New Tax Law is Bad for Kentucky

By Representative Al Gentry – At the end of the 2018 legislative session, two bills were rushed through in one day.  One was the much-publicized pension bill (SB151) that was recently ruled unconstitutional.  The other was a tax bill, which passed as HB366, was vetoed by Gov. Bevin, overridden to become law, then quietly replaced on… Read more

Legislative Update from Rep. Al Gentry January 26, 2018

FRANKFORT – In ways large and small, illegal drug use touches all of us.  It steals the future of those addicted, it tears at the lives of their loved ones, it fills our prisons beyond capacity, it strains local and state government budgets, it overwhelms first responders and substance-abuse treatment programs and it keeps businesses from… Read more

Rep. Al Gentry Co-Sponsors Medical Marijuana Legislation

Rep. Al Gentry Co-Sponsors Medical Marijuana Legislation

Last week in Frankfort, Representative Al Gentry along with Representative John Sims, filed patient-driven legislation that, if passed into law, would legalize the cultivation, processing, production, distribution, and administration of a tightly-regulated Medical Cannabis Program in Kentucky.  This bill was created and drafted after exhaustive research of the Cannabis Programs in 29 other states, and as… Read more