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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.
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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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Politics
4:10 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Super Pacs in Kentucky Could be Impacted by High Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overrule a Montana campaign finance law is likely to boost the rise of super PACs in Kentucky. The Montana law limited the amount of money independent groups could spend on campaigns. But the high court says the 2010 Citizens United decision overrules state laws. 

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Politics
1:33 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

ACLU Says Supreme Court Ruling on Immigration Will Curb Efforts in Kentucky

The US Supreme Court building

Activists expect the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down most of Arizona's controversial immigration law will stifle efforts to pass a similar law in Kentucky.

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Politics
10:49 am
Sat June 23, 2012

Rand Paul Will Get Senate Vote on Bill that Strips Foreign Aid from Pakistan

Kentucky's junior US Senator says he has secured the right for an up-or-down vote on a proposal to end all American aid to Pakistan. The move would be a protest against the prison sentence given to a Pakastani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden.

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Politics
10:06 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Mitch Daniels Named Next President of Purdue

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was introduced Thursday as the next president of Purdue University, quashing speculation that he would be tapped as a vice presidential candidate or a Cabinet appointee should Mitt Romney win the White House in November.

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