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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 @ 1:19AM

Representative Jenkins provides solid leadership during the 2013 Session

During the 2013 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, Representative Joni Jenkins worked hard for South Louisville’s Families. She led the Jefferson County Delegation by passing four critical pieces of legislation. Three of her bills became law and one passed both chambers of the General Assembly, but wasn’t enrolled because…

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 @ 1:17AM

Jenkins Calls For REAL Pension Reform That Protects Working Families

Public pension reform was more than an item on a legislative “to-do” list in January when the recently concluded 2013 legislative session began. It was an opportunity to protect current and future public workers through thoughtful tax reform. What pension reform became – in the words of those of us…

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 @ 1:11AM

Jenkins highlighted as WOMEN WHO LEAD by Louisville Magazine

Joni Jenkins, Kentucky’s 44th District representative since 1995 and current state Democratic Party vice-chair and chair of the Jefferson County legislative delegation, takes her responsibilities with a dose of humor. “You can defuse tense situations with a smile and a humorous remark,” she says. Jenkins’ ability to expedite compromise and…

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Monday, May 20th, 2013 @ 9:29PM

Jenkins’ Bill Clears House 96-0

A bill aimed at allowing victims to ask for quick HIV testing of defendants in sexual assault cases has cleared the state House. Under current laws, only prosecutors can ask for HIV testing of an accused person and only after a conviction. But the bill would allow a victim to…

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Monday, May 20th, 2013 @ 9:24PM

Landmark Legislation in Kentucky Sponsored By Joni Jenkins

Legislation is Kentucky’s First Health Care Mandate in 21 Years and Becomes First in the Country to Pass a Law Supporting Human Milk Nutrition for Premature Infants MONROVIA, Calif., May 07, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Prolacta Bioscience, the pioneer of human milk nutrition for premature infants in the neonatal intensive…

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 @ 3:55AM

True to her roots: State Rep. Joni Jenkins leads Jefferson County’s legislative delegation but keeps connected to Shively

It’s an observation that has perplexed state Rep. Joni Jenkins since her first term in the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1995: Why do the poorest districts in the state send their richest citizens to Frankfort to represent them in the Kentucky General Assembly? “There are not many people sitting…

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