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McDaniel Honored as Friend of Kentucky Cities

Senator Chris McDaniel (R-Taylor Mill) was honored with a Friend of Kentucky Cities award Thursday night at the Kentucky League of Cities President’s Banquet at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. 

The Friend of Kentucky Cities award is given by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) to legislators who perform outstanding work in the legislature advocating for issues that impact cities across the state. 

“I am honored to have been selected as a Friend of Kentucky Cities,” McDaniel said. “Cities are vital to the success of our Commonwealth, and I believe we were successful in passing legislation this past session that will make Kentucky cities more competitive at both the regional and national levels. I also believe we made some common-sense changes in the 2017 session that will greatly improve our pension systems in the long run and increase transparency in state government. I know there is still plenty of work to be done, but I am committed to fighting for Kentucky’s cities for as long as I will serve in the legislature. Thanks to the Kentucky League of Cities for this recognition.”

“Senator McDaniel has been a longtime friend of cities,” said J.D. Chaney, KLC deputy executive director. “Senator McDaniel sponsored Senate Bill 104 in 2017 to protect cities and local taxpayers from large, unjustified bills for pension enhancements not due to abuse. He also cosponsored Senate Bill 226 to provide stability and separation of the County Employees Retirement System from the Kentucky Retirement Systems, a top priority for Kentucky’s cities.”

Jonathan Steiner, executive director/CEO of the Kentucky League of Cities, says KLC appreciates lawmakers who standup for home rule. “Senator McDaniel acknowledges the important role local governments play in Kentucky and has worked to pass legislation that helps cities remain fiscally responsible while building stronger communities. We appreciate his willingness to carry issues in the Senate that encourage local control.”

Founded in 1927, the Kentucky League of Cities is a membership association of more than 370 cities across the commonwealth.

-Staff report

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