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Metro Council passed a bipartisan resolution expressing opposition to a state takeover of JCPS by a 16-1 vote, which stated that a takeover would undermine the voters of Louisville by eliminating the power of their democratically elected school board.
November's election in Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District will be between a radical political newcomer supported by elite Hollywood liberals and a Wall Street-backed incumbent who puts the interest of wealthy Americans over everyday Kentuckians.
A judge has ruled that the Kentucky House of Representatives violated the state’s Open Meetings Act with a closed-door conference last August, where lawmakers from both parties huddled to discuss their plans to deal with the state’s pension crisis.
Citing a local and national shortage of forensic pathologists amid the dramatic rise of fatal overdoses and the opioid epidemic, the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is partnering with UofL and UK to strengthen the state Medical Examiner's Office and improve the retainment of such doctors.
Despite the education commissioner's recommendation for the state to take over JCPS and strip power from its democratically elected school board, Gov. Matt Bevin told reporters on Tuesday that "local control" would remain as long as Superintendent Marty Pollio was the person implementing changes mandated by the state.
Brown-Forman says the bourbon giant has asked Gov. Matt Bevin to veto the tax "cleanup" bill passed on the last day of the legislative, citing an obscure provision within the bill that would hurt it and other large companies doing business in other states.
Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, was among the legislative leaders from at least six states who took part in a controversial trip to London last summer with lobbyists, according to the Republican organization that says it paid for attendees' travel expenses.
Beshear's office filed the lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries over an allegedly deceptive marketing scheme pushing their opioid drugs as safer and rarely addictive, arguing that this "fueled" the state's deadly opioid epidemic.
Gov. Matt Bevin chose Regina Stivers, the wife of Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, to lead the state’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Tuesday after announcing that current tourism Secretary Don Parkinson will take the top spot at the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.