Reggie Thomas launches web videos listing priorities, takes jab at McGrath

Democratic 6th Congressional district primary candidate Reggie Thomas kicked off his first web ad of the campaign with a direct-to-camera video listing his priorities and...

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Public Pension Oversight Committee hears funding requests for next biennium

FRANKFORT – Committee members heard from the directors of the three major state pensions, Kentucky Retirement System (KRS), Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS) and Judicial...

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Expanded gaming amendment an attempt to prevent cuts to retirement benefits, Dem. lawmakers say

“How are we going to pay for them? That’s the real question,” Rep. Rick Rand said, talking about billions of dollars in pension underfunding. ...

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Yarmuth: Ky. stands to lose with Graham-Cassidy health care bill

The latest push from Republicans in the U.S. Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act seems to be on shaky ground on...

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Congressman Barr hopes to launch military sexual trauma pilot project in Lexington, other areas with Military SAVE Act

FRANKFORT – U.S. Rep. Andy Barr unveiled legislation Friday that aims to better serve military veterans who have endured sexual assaults, saying he hopes a...

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Congressman Andy Barr says he supports Graham-Cassidy health reform bill for "flexibility" offered to states

FRANKFORT – If the U.S. Senate passes the Graham-Cassidy bill reforming the country’s health-care system, count Congressman Andy Barr among those in the U.S. House...

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Reggie Thomas launches web videos listing priorities, takes jab at McGrath

09/26/2017 10:31 AM

Democratic 6th Congressional district primary candidate Reggie Thomas kicked off his first web ad of the campaign with a direct-to-camera video listing his priorities and taking a shot at challenger Amy McGrath. The two-minute long video focuses on issues including health care, raising the minimum wage, eliminating student debt and the politicians he opposes. “I want to tell you what I’m for and what I’m against. I am for Medicare for all, a single payer health care system for everyone that... Read more 

Public Pension Oversight Committee hears funding requests for next biennium

09/25/2017 08:57 PM

FRANKFORT – Committee members heard from the directors of the three major state pensions, Kentucky Retirement System (KRS), Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS) and Judicial Form Retirement System (KJFRS) at the Public Pension Oversight Board meeting on Monday, to find our what is needed to fund the systems during the next biennium, and got an earful from a retired Frankfort EMT and firefighter. Beau Barnes, Executive Director of the Teachers’ Retirement System told members of the committee that the total amount... Read more 

Expanded gaming amendment an attempt to prevent cuts to retirement benefits, Dem. lawmakers say

09/25/2017 03:45 PM

“How are we going to pay for them? That’s the real question,” Rep. Rick Rand said, talking about billions of dollars in pension underfunding. Rand, D-Bedford, and Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, are proposing a constitutional amendment which would allow expanded gambling at casinos and limited gaming at horse tracks as a way to deal with massive pension debt. Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration assesses the underfunding of the state pension systems at more than $60 billion. The PFM Consulting... Read more 

Yarmuth: Ky. stands to lose with Graham-Cassidy health care bill

09/25/2017 09:18 AM

The latest push from Republicans in the U.S. Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act seems to be on shaky ground on Capitol Hill with time winding down this week, and revisions quickly coming to entice GOP hold outs. On Friday, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, warned that the bill as proposed last week by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, and Bill Cassidy, R-LA, would harm Kentuckians. “Sadly Kentucky stands to experience one of the worst impacts from this... Read more 

Congressman Barr hopes to launch military sexual trauma pilot project in Lexington, other areas with Military SAVE Act

09/22/2017 04:09 PM

FRANKFORT – U.S. Rep. Andy Barr unveiled legislation Friday that aims to better serve military veterans who have endured sexual assaults, saying he hopes a pilot project in the Lexington area will launch if it passes Congress. Barr, R-Lexington, said the Military Sexual Assault Victim Empowerment Act would allow veterans to circumvent the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for treatment and instead choose a doctor to handle problems stemming from military sexual trauma. The Military SAVE Act would establish five pilot projects... Read more 

Congressman Andy Barr says he supports Graham-Cassidy health reform bill for "flexibility" offered to states

09/22/2017 02:44 PM

FRANKFORT – If the U.S. Senate passes the Graham-Cassidy bill reforming the country’s health-care system, count Congressman Andy Barr among those in the U.S. House of Representatives eager to vote for the legislation. Barr, R-Lexington, said the Graham-Cassidy bill retains the “basic principles” of the American Health Care Act, which cleared the House but failed to gain traction in the Senate. Barr says he expects a press conference by the Republican Study Committee in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, where the group... Read more 

Attorney General Beshear presents child abuse prevention funding to Florence agency

09/22/2017 02:03 PM

FLORENCE – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear presented a $48,000 grant funding check from the Child Victims’ Trust Fund to Family Nurturing Center in Florence, an agency which works to help prevent child abuse in Northern Kentucky. The money which will be doubled by an anonymous donor match will be used to provide 230 training sessions to more than 3,000 adults about how to prevent child abuse, how to recognize it and how to respond when it happens. When deciding who... Read more 

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