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Attorneys argue over Medicaid lawsuit
An attorney for Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration Monday asked a Franklin Circuit Court Judge to dismiss a tea party activist’s suit challenging Beshear’s decision to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, saying the suit is premature and lacks any demonstration of particular harm to the plaintiff.
Beshear to announce special session this week
Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday he’ll let lawmakers know sometime this week when he’ll call them into special session to once again take up legislative redistricting.
McConnell focus of Lincoln Day Dinner
They call it the Lincoln Day Dinner, but when Kentucky Republicans gathered Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency, it was mostly about Mitch McConnell.
Beshear tabs leader for education and workforce cabinet
Gov. Steve Beshear has picked a former automobile executive and Transportation Cabinet official to head up the Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development.
Mixed reviews on managed care
Kentucky’s Medicaid Commissioner says managed care is clearly improving health outcomes in the state, but some Kentucky lawmakers remain unconvinced managed care is working as it should.
Poll: Kentuckians support immigration reform
While the U.S. Senate debates immigration reform, newly released polling indicates a strong majority of Kentuckians support reform — if the question is framed in terms of increasing border security and tightening requirements for citizenship.
Coal suit parties wait for judge’s ruling
A Franklin Circuit judge will rule soon on a motion by environmental groups to vacate an agreement between the Cabinet for Energy and Environment and Frasure Creek Mining to settle Clean Water Act violations by the financially strapped company.
House seat race has state interest
It’s a special June 25 election for a traditional Democratic House seat representing Woodford County and parts of Fayette and Franklin counties. But the outcome will likely have consequences for the entire state.
Bennett: Educational gains mark successful year
The Laurel County Board of Education met Monday night to recognize students for excellence in career attendance and to discuss their year-end review.
Leaders setting ‘ground rules’ for redistricting
Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, Republican Senate President Robert Stivers and Democratic Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo have agreed on two key principles for a looming special session on redistricting.
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