A Franklin Circuit Court Judge will order depositions in a lawsuit against a Kentucky lawmaker.
Judge Thomas Wingate will order Rep. Will Coursey, a Democrat from Symsonia, to provide a deposition in the suit brought against him by Nicole Cusic.
Cusic is an employee of the Legislative Research Commission who has alleged Coursey and former LRC director Bobby Sherman retaliated against her after she complained to her superiors that Coursey was allegedly behaving inappropriately with female interns.
Coursey has filed a counter-motion. It accuses Cusic of slander and defamation. Attorneys are waiting to see if it will be added to this case.
A Kentucky nonprofit says a state earned income tax credit would help working families.
Kentucky Youth Advocates released an issue brief that says the credit would piggyback onto the federal earned income credit. That could yield up to $337 per applicant, with little to no administrative cost to state government.
The proposal could cost up to $134 million per year. But KYA Executive Director Terry Brooks says it would help pay for itself by putting money back into local economies.
“We know that families who get earned income credits are not going to take that refund and put it in their off-shore account. Instead, they’re going to be spending money at the local hardware store, at the local car repair shop, at the appliance store. They’re going to be taking their kids to the department store to buy them clothes for school.”
Neither Democratic nor Republican leadership is voicing support for comprehensive tax reform in the next year. But the earned income tax credit has bipartisan support on the federal level, and Brooks says the measure would likely enjoy the same in state government.
A website similar to Kentucky's health insurance exchange site has been taken down and no longer appears in Google search results after action by Attorney General Jack Conway.
The website was similar to Kentucky's official health insurance exchange site, and Conway's office said Tuesday that some consumers trying to find the Kentucky site were landing at the copycat site instead and being given wrong information.
The attorney general's Office of Consumer Protection contacted owners of the website on Nov. 26 and demanded the site be taken down. Conway's office said Google was also contacted and asked to remove the site from search results.
The release said it is the third health insurance-related website the office has taken action against, resulting in them being taken down, corrected or blocked.
The Bowling Green City Commission approved the second and final reading of an ordinance clearing the way for the sale of package liquor on Sundays and on Election Day. The 3-2 vote Tuesday night was the same margin for the law's first reading last month.
Mayor Bruce Wilkerson and Commissioner Rick Williams opposed the measure which goes into effect Friday.