AG Beshear files suit against pharmaceutical company over deceptive marketing scheme

FRANKFORT – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday his fifth law suit against a pharmaceutical manufacturer, which, in his opinion, is accountable for...

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Republican PAC promises to spend $1.8 million on ads in support of Barr

A Republican super PAC is announcing a massive campaign ad reservation in an effort to support incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, of Lexington. Congressional...

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Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt resigns post after pressure from Bevin appointed board of education

Dr. Stepehen Pruitt, the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, resigned his post on Tuesday after two-years in the role, one day after Gov....

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Former First Lady and Barbara Bush, the wife of President George H.W. Bush, and mother of George W. Bush, has died Tuesday evening at the...

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Common Ground: Bipartisan Bills for Children

With the 2018 General Assembly Session wrapped up for the year Pure Politics wanted to focus on the bills that made it through with wide...

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Bevin administration seeking to disqualify Beshear from pension lawsuit

FRANKFORT- Just days before an injunction hearing on the pension reform bill, Gov. Bevin, R-Kentucky, is seeking to disqualify Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, from...

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AG Beshear files suit against pharmaceutical company over deceptive marketing scheme

04/18/2018 03:57 PM

FRANKFORT – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday his fifth law suit against a pharmaceutical manufacturer, which, in his opinion, is accountable for contributing to an illicit drug market that has fueled Kentucky’s opioid epidemic. The lawsuit filed today in McCracken Circuit Court, alleges that Johnson and Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Ortho-McNeil subsidiaries, allegedly told doctors and patients that their opioid medications were safer than other alternatives, and misrepresented that opioids were “rarely... Read more 

Republican PAC promises to spend $1.8 million on ads in support of Barr

04/18/2018 11:15 AM

A Republican super PAC is announcing a massive campaign ad reservation in an effort to support incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, of Lexington. Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican group endorsed by House Republican leadership, announced an ad reservation of $1.8 million for broadcast and cable television advertising in the General Election. The Kentucky race is in the top ten races for the GOP super PAC in funding. Barr’s race and 29 other Republican races will also get $10 million in... Read more 

Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt resigns post after pressure from Bevin appointed board of education

04/17/2018 08:30 PM

Dr. Stepehen Pruitt, the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, resigned his post on Tuesday after two-years in the role, one day after Gov. Bevin appointed multiple new members to the Kentucky Board of Education, which oversees Pruitt. Pruitt was appointed to the post shortly before Bevin took office. The Board of Education named Wayne Lewis, a charter schools advocate, as the interim commissioner. New Bevin appointed members were sworn in the special meeting held Tuesday, which remained in... Read more 

Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

04/17/2018 08:12 PM

Former First Lady and Barbara Bush, the wife of President George H.W. Bush, and mother of George W. Bush, has died Tuesday evening at the age of 92 years old. Jim McGrath, the Bush family spokesperson, broke the news on Twitter Tuesday evening in a statement posted on social media. Bush declined further medical treatment this week, instead focusing on “comfort and care.” Bush suffered from pneumonia in 2013, according to news reports. Barbara is survived by her husband, former President... Read more 

Common Ground: Bipartisan Bills for Children

04/17/2018 05:29 PM

With the 2018 General Assembly Session wrapped up for the year Pure Politics wanted to focus on the bills that made it through with wide bipartisan support. We’ve already focused on bills meant to help victims of crimes. This time, Pure Politics is focusing on two measures passed with children in minds. To begin with, House Bill 30, sponsored by Rep. Regina Huff, R-Williamsburg, requires suicide prevention training for school teachers. The law requires one hour of suicide prevention training... Read more 

Bevin administration seeking to disqualify Beshear from pension lawsuit

04/17/2018 04:45 PM

FRANKFORT- Just days before an injunction hearing on the pension reform bill, Gov. Bevin, R-Kentucky, is seeking to disqualify Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, from the lawsuit. Bevin filed a motion in Franklin County Circuit Court to disqualify Beshear from the pension reform lawsuit due to a conflict of interest. The lawsuit alleges that Beshear provided legal advice to the Commonwealth regarding Senate Bill 151, thereby violating the Rules of Professional Conduct. “Conflicts of interest do not disappear simply because... Read more 

Treasurer Ball announces Financial Empowerment Coalition and database

04/16/2018 04:09 PM

State Treasurer Allison Ball, R-Kentucky, announced a first-of-its-kind Financial Empowerment Database on Monday morning during the launch of the Financial Empowerment Coalition and the Financial Empowerment Database. “As a former bankruptcy attorney, I understand the need of greater financial literacy in our state,” Ball said in a news release. “This is an exciting day in Kentucky, as this coalition and database will help bring greater financial empowerment to Kentuckians. With the passage of HB 132 this session, we now have an... Read more 

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