Freshman House Democrat wants to do away with straight-ticket voting

After a brutal election cycle for House Democrats that saw them lose control of the lower chamber for the first time since 1921, a freshman...

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Beshear asks state Supreme Court to continue with UofL case despite Gov. Bevin's motion to dismiss

On Saturday morning, the newly re-formed University of Louisville Board of Trustees will meet for the first time since the legislature passed a bill reorganizing...

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Beshear's office will partner with University of Louisville to examine handling of unprocessed sexual assault kits

FRANKFORT — Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Thursday that his office will partner with researchers at the University of Louisville, who will examine Kentucky’s...

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Stivers, Hoover, Westerfield, Fischer file amicus brief in defense of abortion law

Four Republicans lawmakers have filed a brief in defense of an anti-abortion bill passed during the first week of the General Assembly, because at least...

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Sponsor of bill that would allow concealed carry without permit optimistic of chances

The sponsor of legislation that would nullify much of Kentucky’s concealed-carry law says he expects the bill to pass with overwhelming support from the Republican-controlled...

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Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes meets with Chinese officials to talk economic development

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes met with Chinese Embassy officials in hopes of strengthening the relationship between the Commonwealth and the People’s Republic of...

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Freshman House Democrat wants to do away with straight-ticket voting

01/20/2017 03:20 PM

After a brutal election cycle for House Democrats that saw them lose control of the lower chamber for the first time since 1921, a freshman Democrat has filed a bill to eliminate straight-ticket voting in Kentucky general elections. But the 2016 election cycle isn’t the impetus for Rep. John Sims’ House Bill 157. He says the issue has been on his radar since he became a magistrate in Fleming County in 2010. “I believe people need to know who they’re voting... Read more 

Beshear asks state Supreme Court to continue with UofL case despite Gov. Bevin's motion to dismiss

01/20/2017 01:29 PM

On Saturday morning, the newly re-formed University of Louisville Board of Trustees will meet for the first time since the legislature passed a bill reorganizing the board and Gov. Matt Bevin appointed board members, but the court case challenging Bevin’s attempt to reorganize the board via executive order still sits before the Kentucky Supreme Court. An attorney for the governor has argued the case is “moot,” since the legislature has acted and the legislation has become law, but in court... Read more 

Beshear's office will partner with University of Louisville to examine handling of unprocessed sexual assault kits

01/19/2017 05:51 PM

FRANKFORT — Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Thursday that his office will partner with researchers at the University of Louisville, who will examine Kentucky’s handling of more than 3,000 untested sexual assault kits as they’re processed by state police. The Kentucky SAFE Kit Backlog Research Project “seeks to examine the outcomes of kit testing, provide justice to victims and identify data-driven, victim-centered responses,” Beshear said during a Capitol news conference. “The Kentucky SAFE Kit Backlog Research Project is one of the first... Read more 

Stivers, Hoover, Westerfield, Fischer file amicus brief in defense of abortion law

01/19/2017 04:15 PM

Four Republicans lawmakers have filed a brief in defense of an anti-abortion bill passed during the first week of the General Assembly, because at least one of the men believe the Attorney General is “giving a pretty weak effort” at defending the new law from a legal challenge brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. House Bill 2, which was signed into law last week, requires that a woman receive an ultrasound before an abortion. The law also says... Read more 

Sponsor of bill that would allow concealed carry without permit optimistic of chances

01/18/2017 06:01 PM

The sponsor of legislation that would nullify much of Kentucky’s concealed-carry law says he expects the bill to pass with overwhelming support from the Republican-controlled General Assembly. Senate Bill 7, sponsored by Sen. Albert Robinson and backed by the National Rifle Association, is one of a handful of bills that have already received two readings in the Senate during the opening week of this year’s 30-day session. It’s been assigned to the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee,... Read more 

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes meets with Chinese officials to talk economic development

01/18/2017 03:41 PM

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes met with Chinese Embassy officials in hopes of strengthening the relationship between the Commonwealth and the People’s Republic of China, and discuss economic development in Kentucky. In a press release Grimes stated that “as Secretary of State she looks for every opportunity to help grow Kentucky’s economy and further develop connections for our state and its businesses.” Grimes went on to say that she hopes a continued relationship with China will help bring... Read more 

Fmr. Louisville Mayor, Obama appointee Jerry Abramson takes role with Bellarmine University

01/18/2017 03:25 PM

Jerry Abramson, Kentucky’s 55th Lt. Gov. and Louisville’s “Mayor for Life,” is returning to Louisville after serving in the Obama administration to join Bellarmine University. Abramson will join Bellarmine University next week as an Executive in Residence. Abramson returns to Kentucky from Washington D.C. where he served as President Obama’s director of intergovernmental relations the past two years. The former local, state and federal official will teach courses on leadership and civics and be available as a guest lecturer in... Read more 

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