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House and Senate work to reconcile a final version of the Farm Bill

09/05/2018 01:42 PM

Washington D.C. – Eva McKend The Farm Bill Conference Committee held their first public meeting Wednesday to begin the process of reconciling a final version of the behemoth bill. Before their meeting began, President Trump signaled via tweet that he wanted a bill that includes work requirements for people receiving food stamps, the grocery subsidies officially called “SNAP.” The Farm Bill is a multibillion dollar omnibus bill passed roughly once every five years that covers agricultural, food and farm policy. The highly... Read more 

"It's a choice between bad and awful"; Group pushes healthcare tax reform

09/04/2018 03:58 PM

A group of hospital officials are behind a new non-profit policy group pushing for comprehensive healthcare tax reform. The group Balanced Health Kentucky’s goal is a change in the state healthcare tax code to help fund the nearly $300 million shortfall the Medicaid system is facing—in order to save Medicaid expansion. The group is proposing the General Assembly consider taxing all the 18 healthcare categories that makeup the healthcare economy in the state—however, they have no position on which ones—or... Read more 

Jerry Lundergan to appear before a judge September 13

09/04/2018 01:32 PM

Jerry Lundergan campaigns with his daughter, Alison Lundergan Grimes, in 2014

Jerry Lundergan, the father of Kentucky’s Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will be arraigned in Federal Court in Lexington on September 14.

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Gov. Bevin joins 15 other states asking courts to limit transgender protections

08/31/2018 03:41 PM

The front page of the filed brief.

Governor Bevin has joined 15 other states asking the courts to reconsider how they define sex when it comes to discrimination.

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Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' father indicted on 10 charges

08/31/2018 03:39 PM

A Federal Grand Jury has indicted Jerry Lundergan, the father of Kentucky’s Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes on 10 charges.

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Kentucky Medicaid program facing budget shortfall

08/30/2018 11:30 PM

FRANKFORT-The state’s Medicaid system is facing a $300 million dollar shortfall in the next biennium. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says they are considering eliminating Medicaid expansion as a way to cut costs. Currently, the expansion covers more than 400,000 people. Former Gov. Steve Beshear expanded the Medicaid program in 2014. But current Gov. Matt Bevin is against the expansion because he says its costs too much money. Members from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services testified... Read more 

Director of Driver Licenses releases new details on KY's REAL ID compliant license

08/30/2018 11:29 PM

Matt Cole takes questions from the KY state legislature

Come October of 2020, current Kentucky licenses won’t get people through TSA checkpoints. Instead, people will need a Real ID compliant form of identification. In Kentucky, that will be a Voluntary Travel ID.  Read more 

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