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Kentucky General Assembly

The Kentucky General Assembly called the Kentucky Legislature, is the state legislature of the U. S. state of Kentucky. It comprises the the Kentucky House of Representatives; the General Assembly meets annually in the state capitol building in Frankfort, convening on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January. In even-numbered years, sessions may not last more than 60 legislative days, cannot extend beyond April 15. In odd-numbered years, sessions may not last more than 30 legislative days, cannot extend beyond March 30. Special sessions may be called by the Governor of Kentucky at any time for any duration; the first meeting of the General Assembly occurred in 1792, shortly after Kentucky was granted statehood. Legislators convened in the state's temporary capital. Among the first orders of business was choosing a permanent state capital. In the end, the small town of Frankfort, with their offer to provide a temporary structure to house the legislature and a cache of materials for constructing a permanent edifice, was chosen, the state's capital has remained there since.

After women gained suffrage in Kentucky, Mary Elliott Flanery was elected to the Kentucky House of Representative from the 89th District representing Boyd County, Kentucky. When Flanery took her seat in January 1922, she was the first female state legislator elected in Kentucky and the first female legislator elected south of the Mason–Dixon line. Operation Boptrot lead to the conviction of more than a dozen legislators between 1992 and 1995; the investigation led to reform legislation being passed in 1993. Due to the strong Union sympathies of a majority of the commonwealth's citizens and elected officials, Kentucky remained neutral during the Civil War. So, a group of Confederate sympathizers met in Russellville in November 1861, to establish a Confederate government for the state; the group established a Confederate state capital in Bowling Green, but never displaced the elected General Assembly in Frankfort. The General Assembly played a decisive role in the disputed gubernatorial election of 1899.

Initial vote tallies had Republican William S. Taylor leading Democrat William Goebel by a scant 2,383 votes; the General Assembly, wielded the final authority in election disputes. With a majority in both houses, the Democrats attempted to invalidate enough votes to give the election to Goebel. During the contentious days that followed, an unidentified assassin shot Goebel as he approached the state capitol; as Goebel hovered on the brink of death, chaos ensued in Frankfort, further violence threatened. Taylor, serving as governor pending a final decision on the election, called out the militia and ordered the General Assembly into a special session, not in Frankfort, but in London, Kentucky, a Republican area of the state; the Republican minority heeded the call and headed to London. Democrats predictably resisted the call. Both factions claimed authority. Goebel died four days after receiving the fatal shot, the election was contested to the U. S. Supreme Court, who ruled the General Assembly's actions legal and made Goebel's lieutenant governor, J. C. W. Beckham, governor of the state.

The General Assembly is bicameral, consisting of a House of Representatives. The House and Senate chambers are on opposite ends of the third floor of the capitol building, legislators have offices in the nearby Capitol Annex building. Section 33 of the Kentucky Constitution requires that the General Assembly divide the state into 38 Senate and 100 House districts. Districts are required to be as nearly equal in population. Districts can be formed by joining more than one county, but the counties forming a district must be contiguous. Districts must be re-divided if necessary. Under the state constitution, only three counties may be divided to form a Senate district—Jefferson and Kenton; the Senate is the upper house of the General Assembly. According to Section 32 of the Kentucky Constitution, a state senator must: be at least 30 years old. Under section 30 of the Kentucky Constitution, senators are elected to four year staggered terms, with half the Senate elected every two years. Prior to a 1992 constitutional amendment, the Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky presided over the Senate.

President: Robert Stivers President Pro-Tempore: David P. Givens Additionally, each party elects a floor leader and caucus chair; the House of Representatives is the lower house of the General Assembly. Section 47 of the Kentucky Constitution stipulates that all bills for raising revenue must originate in the House of Representatives. According to Section 32 of the Kentucky Constitution, a state representative must: be at least 24 years old. Per section 30 of the Kentucky Constitution, representatives are elected every two years in the November following a regular session of the General Assembly. Speaker: David Osborne Speaker Pro Tempore: David Meade Additionally, each party elects a floor leader and caucus chair. Senate Standing Committees and Chairs AGRICULTURE, Sen. Paul Hornback APPROPRIATIONS & REVENUE, Sen. Christian McDaniel Senate Budget Revi

Stalactites (solitaire)

Stalactites is a solitaire card game which uses a deck of 52 playing cards. The game is similar to Freecell, but it is different because of the way building onto the foundations and the tableau; the player deals four cards from the deck. These four cards form the foundations, they are turned sideways. The rest of the cards are dealt into eight columns of six cards each on the tableau; these cards can only be built up on the foundations regardless of suit and they cannot be built on each other. Before the game starts, the player can decide on. Building can be either in twos. Once the player makes up his mind, he begins building on the foundations from the cards on the tableau; the foundations are built, as mentioned, up regardless of suit, it goes round the corner, building from King to Ace or from Queen to Ace if necessary. The foundation cards turned sideways, though not be done, is a reminder of the last card's rank on each foundation; the cards in the tableau should be placed in the foundations according to the building method the player decides to use.

But when there are cards that cannot be moved to the foundations, certain cards can be placed on a reserve. Any card can be placed on the reserve, but once a card is placed on the reserve, it must be built on a foundation. Furthermore, the reserve can only hold two cards; the game is won. The four starting cards in the foundations don't have to be of the same rank.

Infiniti Performance Line

The Infiniti Performance Line, Red Sport and Infiniti S marques represent the high-performance divisions of cars produced by Infiniti. In July 2010 Infiniti released Infiniti Performance Line; the debut IPL offering is the G37 Coupe for 2011 model year, the G37 Convertible. The Infiniti G37 were offered as IPL models; the IPL models featured a retuned engine producing 276 lb-ft of torque. Performance improvements included a redesigned exhaust system, sportier suspension tuning, as well as a more direct steering feel. Design changes were made to the exterior including more aggressive front/rear bumpers and sideskirts, sportier 19 inch alloy wheels, larger exhaust tips. Inside, the G37 IPL has red Monaco leather seats; the IPL G37 Coupe and Convertible are only available in 3 colors. Like the regular models, the G37 IPL was renamed Q60 IPL beginning 2014 model year. Infiniti offers an "S" and "Red Sport" variant on many of their vehicles, which includes sportier styling on both the exterior and interior, more horsepower, a firmer suspension.

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