Politics

Prefiled bill aims to protect pregnant women from workplace discrimination

10/19/2018 07:30 PM

Officer Lyndi Trischler from Florence is telling her story of how she wasn’t allowed modified duty during a complicated pregnancy.

LEXINGTON— A bill that would ban discrimination against pregnant people is once again being introduced. A similar bill was introduced last session, but the session ended before they could get to it. Now, lawmakers are trying it again.

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Taxes a major focus at Gov. Bevin's forum in Newport

10/17/2018 07:58 PM

Gov. Bevin takes questions during a community forum in Newport

NEWPORT— Governor Matt Bevin spent the day in Northern Kentucky, starting his day with a community forum in Newport. For Bevin, this is a chance for him to learn about the concerns and questions of his constituents.

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On the Campaign Trail in Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District

10/12/2018 07:27 PM

It’s a Tuesday night in Richmond, Kentucky. And Amy McGrath is on tour. Since her campaign ad went viral last year, the candidate for Congress in Kentucky’s sixth congressional district has become a bit of a celebrity in the Bluegrass state and especially popular among veterans. “I know her core values. I know she’s honest. I know she’s committed and I know she has courage,” said Kenneth Morris, a veteran. The former marine fighter pilot who flew 89 combat missions has... Read more 

Candidates match up in Lexington mayoral debate

10/05/2018 07:02 PM

Lexington's mayoral candidates speak at a forum

LEXINGTON— Lexington’s two mayoral candidates spoke about their goals and answered questions at a special mayoral forum.

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CIA Director Gina Haspel speaks at the University of Louisville

09/28/2018 07:52 PM

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No arrests made after Democratic Socialists harassed, called 'Commies'

09/28/2018 07:51 PM

A still frame from body cam video

LOUISVILLE— Louisville Police were called after a group of Democratic Socialists say they were harassed and pepper sprayed by a group of White nationalists.

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Audit on KentuckyWired shows its $100M over budget

09/28/2018 07:49 PM

Auditor Mike Harmon presents his offices findings following an audit of KentuckyWired

FRANKFORT— State auditor Mike Harmon has released an audit of the KentuckyWired program and the news isn’t good.

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Emotions run high at the State Board of Elections Meeting

09/18/2018 07:50 PM

A wide shot of a meeting of the State Board of Elections

A call for an ambulance, raised voices and a threat to call security marked the September meeting of Kentucky’s Board of Elections.

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More people speak out against the name for Kentucky's Real ID license

09/13/2018 04:38 PM

A template for Kentucky's Voluntary ID

Starting in October 2020, Kentuckians won’t be able to get through TSA with their current driver’s license.
Instead they will need a Real ID approved license- which Kentucky is calling a Voluntary ID.

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Taking a quantitative look at Rep. Thomas Massie's record

09/13/2018 04:35 PM

In a new segment, Pure Politics will be looking at the bills Kentucky’s federal lawmakers have filed and passed into law. Passing laws is just a small part of a Congress person’s job, and often even when they do have a bill, that bill will be rolled into a larger bill and move through Congress that way. However, this is a quantitative way to look at the work legislators have been doing, and also what sort of bills they have been showing interest in.  Read more 

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