U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell: Trump needs to change

Ahead of November’s general election, most on the left are embracing the presumptive democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. However, that’s not the case for those on...

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Concerns about premiums, loss of dental and vision coverage for expansion population aired at Medicaid waiver hearing

FRANKFORT — An overflow crowd gathered in the Capitol Annex Wednesday afternoon to voice either their support or concerns with Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration’s...

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Yarmuth: Bevin's 'very devious attempt' to force the feds to disapprove Medicaid waiver

It’s no secret that not everyone is a fan of Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to change the healthcare delivery model for those on Medicaid, but...

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Ten named by Gov. Bevin to newly reorganized University of Louisville Board of Trustees

A day after receiving a list of 30 potential nominees, Gov. Matt Bevin named 10 gubernatorial appointments to the newly reorganized University of Louisville Board...

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Postsecondary nominating panel sends list of 30 possible UofL appointees to Gov. Bevin without releasing names publicly

FRANKFORT — Thirty names, whittled from about 100 applicants, have been submitted to Gov. Matt Bevin for consideration as possible appointees to the University...

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Volkswagen may pay more than $100M to settle lawsuit against "clean diesel" engine claims in Kentucky

FRANKFORT — Kentucky may get more than $100 million in a settlement with German automaker Volkswagen for misrepresenting its “clean diesel” engines.

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U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell: Trump needs to change

06/30/2016 10:49 AM

Ahead of November’s general election, most on the left are embracing the presumptive democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. However, that’s not the case for those on the right. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he has reservations about the candidate at the top of the Republican ticket, Donald Trump. McConnell had already made headlines this week for declining to say whether or not Trump is qualified for the presidency. But he told Pure Politics’ Washington D.C. bureau reporter, Geoff Bennett, that... Read more 

Concerns about premiums, loss of dental and vision coverage for expansion population aired at Medicaid waiver hearing

06/29/2016 09:07 PM

FRANKFORT — An overflow crowd gathered in the Capitol Annex Wednesday afternoon to voice either their support or concerns with Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration’s proposed Medicaid waiver program, Kentucky HEALTH, that will go before the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services on Aug. 1. The meeting also included the Advisory Council for Medical Assistance, which asked Bevin officials questions before the public got its turn to speak. A pair of general misgivings emerged from Wednesday’s public hearing: Many are worried at the... Read more 

Yarmuth: Bevin's 'very devious attempt' to force the feds to disapprove Medicaid waiver

06/29/2016 04:12 PM

It’s no secret that not everyone is a fan of Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to change the healthcare delivery model for those on Medicaid, but U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth says the Republican governor is actively trying to put forward a plan he’s knows can’t be approved. Kentucky’s lone Democratic Congressman is “furious” with Bevin’s administration over the “very devious attempt” to change healthcare. “What they’ve done is come up with a plan that cannot possibly be approved by [Centers for... Read more 

Ten named by Gov. Bevin to newly reorganized University of Louisville Board of Trustees

06/29/2016 11:06 AM

A day after receiving a list of 30 potential nominees, Gov. Matt Bevin named 10 gubernatorial appointments to the newly reorganized University of Louisville Board of Trustees on Wednesday. The revamped board, which is being challenged in court by Attorney General Andy Beshear, will include: J. David Grissom, of Louisville, chairman of Mayfield Capital, for a term expiring June 29, 2022 John Schattner, of Louisville, founder and chief executive officer of Papa John’s, for a term expiring June 29, 2021 Sandra Frazier, of Louisville,... Read more 

Postsecondary nominating panel sends list of 30 possible UofL appointees to Gov. Bevin without releasing names publicly

06/28/2016 07:35 PM

FRANKFORT — Thirty names, whittled from about 100 applicants, have been submitted to Gov. Matt Bevin for consideration as possible appointees to the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees. The Governor’s Postsecondary Education Nominating Committee action on Tuesday comes less than two weeks after Bevin reorganized the university’s governing board, revamping the body from 20 trustees to 13. Among those, 10 are gubernatorial appointments. The nominating panel declined to publicize names of potential UofL appointees, and Pure Politics has filed an open... Read more 

Volkswagen may pay more than $100M to settle lawsuit against "clean diesel" engine claims in Kentucky

06/28/2016 04:49 PM

FRANKFORT — Kentucky may get more than $100 million in a settlement with German automaker Volkswagen for misrepresenting its “clean diesel” engines. Some 3,200 who bought Turbocharged Direct Injection diesel-engine vehicles from Volkswagen, including Audis and Porsches, will be eligible for either a buyback of the vehicle or engine upgrades to improve emissions, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced at a Capitol press conference on Tuesday. That provision can cost Volkswagen up to $80 million, and TDI vehicle buyers can also receive at... Read more 

Stivers prepares for Southern Legislative Conference in Lexington

06/28/2016 04:27 PM

FRANKFORT — Every year for the past seven decades lawmakers and other experts from the southern states have been gathering to talk legislation and policy initiatives at the state and local level, and this year Lexington, Kentucky will take center stage. From July 9 through July 13 the Southern Legislative Conference will take over part of Lexington as Senate President Robert Stivers, who is the SLC chair, rolls out the red carpet for attendees. Stivers, R-Manchester, sat down with... Read more 

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