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3:55 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Legislator Wants to Lift Kentucky's Election Day Alcohol Law

A Northern Kentucky lawmaker will again try to reverse a ban on alcohol sales on election days. Democratic Representative Arnold Simpson will present his proposal to an interim legislative committee Friday.

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Politics
1:54 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

John Gregg: Indiana Should Do More to Protect Vulnerable Young People

Indiana’s Democratic candidate for governor wants increased protections and assistance for at-risk children. Former House Speaker John Gregg is criticizing outgoing Republican Governor Mitch Daniels for putting too much emphasis on cost-saving.

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Politics
10:23 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Conservative Kentucky Group Launching PAC

A new conservative think tank in Kentucky is expanding its political influence outside of its usual lobbying efforts. The Commonwealth Policy Center is a fiscally and socially conservative group. Now, the group has launched a sister political action committee, the Commonwealth Policy PAC, to influence elections.

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Politics
1:28 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Health Care and Abortion Issues at Top of Agenda for Kentucky Catholic PAC

A new political action committee is hoping to strengthen the political power of Catholics in Kentucky. The Kentucky Catholic PAC was founded by Louisville attorney Vince Heuser after the May primary elections.

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Politics
11:33 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Kentucky Lawmaker Presses Governor to Refuse Medicaid Expansion Under ACA

The top Republican in the state House is urging Governor Beshear to opt Kentucky out of one of the costliest provisions of the federal health care law. The Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act gave states the legal right to refuse an expansion of Medicaid.

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Politics
10:27 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Libertarian Plans to Enter Second District Congressional Race

A Libertarian candidate from LaRue County says he is planning to run for the Second  District U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Brett Guthrie. Craig Astor, the former Chairman of the LaRue County Republican Party, says he will make his candidacy official next Monday.

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Politics
4:00 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Kentucky Lawmaker Thinks 2013 is the Year Medical Marijuana Will Pass Legislature

A Kentucky Senator is unveiling legislation Thursday that would make medical marijuana legal in the Bluegrass State. Louisville Democrat Perry Clark's bill would make marijuana a schedule two drug, meaning it would be recognized as having legitimate medical purposes, while still being somewhat restricted.

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Politics
2:18 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Romney Campaign Sends Bluegrass Political Operatives to Battleground States

The commonwealth is all but sure to deliver its electoral votes to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. So several local Republican campaign operatives have moved to other battleground states, with many ending up in Ohio and New Mexico.

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Shots - Health Blog
10:18 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

Supporters of the health care law march in front of the Supreme Court building.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 1:55 pm

In one of the most widely anticipated decisions in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the sweeping federal law overhauling the nation's health care system is constitutional.

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Politics
4:00 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Lawmakers Looking to Compensate Lawyers Who Represented Redistricting Efforts

Legislative leaders are going to take another crack at approving payments to lawyers who fought to defend last year’s redistricting maps. The Legislative Research Commission hired the attorneys earlier this year to fend off challenges to new district maps.

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