A standing-room only crowd filled Northern Kentucky University's Griffin Hall Digitorium on Saturday, Feb. 11, for the 2017 Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus Forum. Caucus Chair Sen. Wil Schroder, 24th District, was joined by Caucus Vice-Chair Rep. Diane St. Onge, 63rd District, as well as Rep. Joseph Fischer, 68th District; Rep. Mark Hart, 78th District; Rep. Adam Koenig, 69th District; Sen. Chris McDaniel, 23rd District; Rep. Kimberly Moser. 64th District; Rep. Phillip Pratt, 62nd District; Rep. Sal Santoro, 60th District; Sen. John Schickel, 11th District; Rep. Arnold Simpson, 65th District; Sen. Damon Thayer, 17th District; and Rep. Addia Wuschner, 66th District.
NKY Legislative Caucus Chair Wil Schroder began proceedings at the Legislative Forum at NKU's Griffith Hall Digitorium.
Richard Boehne, Chair of NKU's Board of Regents, discussed funding changes for the university.
Residents from throughout Northern Kentucky filled the state-of-the-art digitorium for the event.
Senators Damon Thayer and Sal Santoro chatted before the event began.
Nicole Uts and Connie Crubb asked about charter schools.
Kentucky Motorcycle Association's Keith Roberts discussed legislative priorities.
Heroin, property taxes, mental health treatment, LGBT issues, transportation, higher education funding and other topics were discussed during the forum.
Sen. John Schickel discusses mental health advocacy.
NKY Chamber President Trey Grayson applauded legislators' "laser-like focus" during the first weeks of the General Assembly.
Legislators continued to interact with residents after the forum ended.
Sen. Wil Schroder continued a conversation outside the digitorium.