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4:24 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Tax Commission Delays Picking a Consultant

A commission tasked with coming up with elements of a new tax code for Kentucky held its second meeting in Frankfort Tuesday. The group is chaired by Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and is made up of business leaders from across the state.

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2012 Presidential Race
3:38 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Lasley: Get Ready for a Nasty Campaign this Fall

A WKU political analyst says voters should brace themselves for a rough general election battle this fall. Political Science Professor Scott Lasley says with Rick Santorum out of the Republican primary, Mitt Romney and President Obama can focus on something they had already started to do—blaming the other person’s ideology for the current condition of the economy.

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2012 Presidential Race
1:20 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Santorum to Suspend White House Campaign

Rick Santorum says he is "suspending" his presidential campaign. At a news conference this afternoon in Gettysburg, the former Pennsylvania Senator said his White House run "is over for me." Today's move all but ensures Mitt Romney will become the GOP contender against President Obama this fall. NPR will have details about Santorum's move and the fallout in upcoming newscasts, and during All Things Considered, from 3-6pm central time.

Politics
3:19 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Two Education Bills Signed Into Law by Beshear, Other Measures Still On Hold

Governor Steve Beshear has signed more bills that passed the General Assembly this session. Lawmakers will return to Frankfort Thursday to try and override any potential vetoes, but so far, the governor hasn’t vetoed anything. He has, however, approved more than a dozen bills since lawmakers left Frankfort late last month.

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2012 Presidential Race
8:20 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Obama Campaign Opens Office in Long-Shot State: Kentucky

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has opened its first office in Kentucky. The Bluegrass State has never been a priority for the president, not in his 2008 bid and not now. But spokesman Frank Benenati says the president is serious about competing in all fifty states.

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Politics
2:59 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

President's Re-election Campaign Opens Kentucky Office

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign will open its first office in Kentucky this weekend.  The Obama campaign will hold an open house at its new Louisville office Saturday afternoon. 

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Politics
11:46 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Revenue Errors Overshadow Remaining Term of Indiana's Governor

Governor Mitch Daniels has built a national image as a fiscal manager with an eye for detail, but two massive accounting errors that have tilted Indiana's books by more than half-a-billion dollars threaten to tarnish that reputation as the Republican governor prepares to leave office.

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Politics
1:29 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

McConnell to President Obama: "Back Off" the Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court building

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is blasting the White House over remarks made by President Obama regarding the Supreme Court's health care law hearings. During a speech Thursday to the Rotary Club of Lexington, Senator McConnell said the President crossed "a dangerous line this week."

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2012 Presidential Race
10:28 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Rand Paul Wishes Kentucky Had a Bigger Say in Presidential Primaries

Kentucky’s junior US Senator says he regrets the Bluegrass State doesn’t have a more high-profile role in the ongoing GOP presidential primary. Bowling Green Republican Rand Paul says he wouldn’t be opposed to seeing if Kentucky could move up on the primary calendar.

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Politics
5:35 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Hemp Making a Comeback?

Efforts to allow hemp production appear to be growing in Kentucky despite the defeat of another legalization effort this year in the General Assembly. State senator Joey Pendleton has repeatedly introduced hemp legalization bills in an effort to restore a crop that decades ago was a major industry in Kentucky. 

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