Round 2: Former President Bill Clinton coming back to Ky. to campaign for Grimes

Former President Bill Clinton will return to Kentucky on Wednesday, August 6, for a campaign rally with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in...

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Democrats rally around Grimes and keeping control of the state House

LOUISVILLE — High profile Democrats from across the state came together in Louisville Thursday night at the annual Wendell Ford Dinner to rally around...

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul tells N. Ky chamber U.S. will have to wait on repatriation tax breaks

COVINGTON – U.S. Senator Rand Paul told members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Friday that he is hopeful that legislation which...

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Lawmakers express caution over future of expanded Medicaid program

While Medicaid expansion in Kentucky as part of the Affordable Care Act is looked at by some as a success story around the country, state...

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Reversing course? Why one lawmaker says other Seven Counties Contracts could move forward

New talks between lawmakers and Seven Counties Services could providing the space to come up with a solution to the worries of the retirement system...

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Yarmuth says even though there's plenty of money in the bank he's not taking race against Dr. Macfarlane lightly

A well financed U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth is fighting a familiar battle in the Louisville district against Republican Dr. Michael Macfarlane, a urological surgeon and...

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Round 2: Former President Bill Clinton coming back to Ky. to campaign for Grimes

07/27/2014 02:15 PM

Former President Bill Clinton will return to Kentucky on Wednesday, August 6, for a campaign rally with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in Eastern Kentucky. This is Clinton’s second planned trip to campaign for Grimes in the 2014 U.S. Senate race against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Clinton’s first trip for Grimes came in February at a Louisville fundraiser at the Galt House which drew nearly 1,200 people. “We are humbled by President Clinton’s continued commitment to our... Read more 

Democrats rally around Grimes and keeping control of the state House

07/25/2014 04:52 PM

LOUISVILLE — High profile Democrats from across the state came together in Louisville Thursday night at the annual Wendell Ford Dinner to rally around Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes and roast Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. To the chant of “amen” Grimes rallied 700 Democrats in a showing of solidarity in her campaign against the most powerful Republican in the United States. With just months left to go Grimes and McConnell remain in a virtual dead heat in the... Read more 

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul tells N. Ky chamber U.S. will have to wait on repatriation tax breaks

07/25/2014 03:31 PM

COVINGTON – U.S. Senator Rand Paul told members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Friday that he is hopeful that legislation which would lower the tax on foreign corporate profits for U. S. corporations might have chance of passing, just not right now. The bill would allow companies like Apple to bring profits back to the United States at reduced tax rate. A similar tax holiday was enacted in 2004. Paul, who was speaking at the chamber’s government... Read more 

Lawmakers express caution over future of expanded Medicaid program

07/24/2014 05:39 PM

While Medicaid expansion in Kentucky as part of the Affordable Care Act is looked at by some as a success story around the country, state lawmakers were a bit more reserved in praising the expansion at the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue meeting on Thursday. Lawrence Kissner, Commissioner of the Department of Medicaid Services told committee members that an independent study by the University of Louisville’s Urban Institute found that expanding Medicaid has been beneficial for the state in... Read more 

Reversing course? Why one lawmaker says other Seven Counties Contracts could move forward

07/24/2014 05:36 PM

New talks between lawmakers and Seven Counties Services could providing the space to come up with a solution to the worries of the retirement system and the liabilities of Seven Counties. Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville, is a member of two committees which have been dealing with the Kentucky Retirement Systems and Seven Counties Services, who does business with the state and is attempting to leave the pension system. “I had a very good meeting with some representatives from Seven Counties…and... Read more 

Yarmuth says even though there's plenty of money in the bank he's not taking race against Dr. Macfarlane lightly

07/23/2014 09:24 PM

A well financed U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth is fighting a familiar battle in the Louisville district against Republican Dr. Michael Macfarlane, a urological surgeon and physician, who’s campaign has yet to pick up much financial steam. Macfarlane is targeting Yarmuth on the Affordable Care Act in what he calls a “unique” election year, but Yarmuth says he’s not going to take any chances. “I’m not taking this race lightly particularly because the funding advantage because obviously Eric Cantor lost in... Read more 

Republican Cathy Bailey still considering run in 2015, but focused on 2014 elections for now

07/23/2014 01:36 PM

Cathy Bailey, the Louisville philanthropist and former U.S. Ambassador to Latvia, is working hard to bring in money to help Republican state House candidates as well as some at the federal level, but she said she is still looking at her own political future as she “closely considers” a run for governor. Bailey formed her federal PAC Kentucky Rise in February with the intention to focus on the 2014 House races. Other names in the 2015 GOP PAC pool include Louisville... Read more 

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