Politics

Politics
10:51 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Stumbo Wants Morehead State Records After School Opposes His Bill

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is asking for spending records of Morehead State University's President and Regents.  Stumbo filed an Open Records Act request February 17 seeking the travel expenses and other records of President Wayne Andrews, his staff, and the 11 members of the Morehead Board of Regents.

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Rand Paul Comments on Vice-Presidential Choice
4:25 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Rand Paul Says it Would be an Honor to be Considered for Vice President

Kentucky's junior US Senator says he would be honored if GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney considered him as a possible running mate. Earlier this year Senator Paul said he wouldn't close the door on being a Vice-Presidential candidate. After a speech in Louisville today, he told reporters "it would be an honor to be considered."

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Politics
2:44 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Revised Gambling Bill Wins Committee Approval

Governor Steve Beshear’s constitutional amendment to legalize casinos in Kentucky has cleared its first legislative hurdle.  The bill passed the Senate's State and Local Government committee 7-4 Wednesday.

The measure would allow up to seven casinos in Kentucky. But the committee changed the bill, dropping language that requires five of the casinos to be at horse racing tracks. The measure still requires a 60-mile buffer zone between tracks and independent casinos.

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2012 Presidential Race
1:25 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Senator Paul Sees Real Chance of "Brokered" GOP Convention

Bowling Green Republican Rand Paul says there's a growing chance that his party's presidential nominee could ultimately be chosen at a brokered convention this summer. The Kentucky Senator has a vested interested in the Republican presidential race — his father, Ron Paul, is among the candidates.

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Expanded Gambling in Kentucky
4:14 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Anti-Gambling Rally Hits Frankfort a Day Ahead of Committee Vote

Pastors and concerned citizens in Kentucky are taking their fight against expanded gambling directly to the Capitol. Led by the Reverend Hershel York, opponents of Governor Steve Beshear’s gambling amendment flooded Frankfort Tuesday in protest.

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Expanded Gambling in Kentucky
1:16 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Kentucky's Catholic Leadership to Lawmakers: Vote No on Casino Bill

Catholic bishops have issued a stern warning about the potential consequences if Kentucky lawmakers approve a proposal to legalize casinos. Catholic Conference of Kentucky executive director Patrick Delahanty distributed a letter to state senators today detailing the concerns of the state's four Bishops who represent some 400,000 parishioners in the state.

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Money and Politics
9:20 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Group Fighting Kentucky Meth Bill Spends Big Dollars Opposing Measure

A national organization trying to beat back a Kentucky bill making pseudoephedrine a prescription-only drug spent five times as much as any other group lobbying state lawmakers last month.

The Courier-Journal reports the Consumer Healthcare Products Association of Washington, D.C spent nearly $195,000 lobbying Kentucky lawmakers in January.

Some Kentucky lawmakers and many law enforcement officials want to make pseudoephedrine available by prescription only because it’s a necessary ingredient in making meth, a drug that is ravaging rural parts of the Commonwealth.

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2012 Presidential Race
2:45 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Indiana's Governor Maintains He Won't Run for White House

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is once again brushing aside efforts by some to get him to enter the Republican Presidential contest. The online political journal Politico reports that some in the Republican Party are growing so concerned about the nominating process and the current crop of candidates that they’re looking for a late-entry nominee.

Indiana Republican Party Chairman Eric Holcomb is quoted by Politico as saying “the whispers have becomes shouts” and that the knocks on Daniels’ door “have become fist pounding.”

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Politics
11:21 am
Mon February 20, 2012

First-Term Kentucky Lawmaker Wants Term Limits

Rep. Mike Nemes (R), Louisville

A freshman lawmaker from Louisville has filed a bill in the Kentucky General Assembly that limits how long members can serve.  Legislation by State Representative Mike Nemes limits House and Senate lawmakers to serving no more that three consecutive terms.

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Politics
4:00 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Kentucky House Speaker Wants to Change How Medicaid Fraud Money Dispersed

A bill that would allow Kentucky to collect money from Medicaid fraud busts has again been introduced in Frankfort. House Speaker Greg Stumbo filed the bill, which would also protect and possibly reward whistle blowers who report fraud in Medicaid or any other areas of state government.

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