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The Bevin administration has responded to a federal lawsuit seeking to block the state's Medicaid waiver plan by countering with a federal lawsuit of its own, seeking a judicial declaration that it is legal.
The head of Kentucky’s Division of Charter Schools said that it is “extremely unlikely” that any charter schools will open in the commonwealth unless the state legislature figures out a permanent way to allocate money for such schools.
Fifteen Kentuckians who are enrolled in Medicaid filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administration, arguing that their recent approval of Gov. Matt Bevin's Section 1115 waiver is in violation of federal law and will endanger the health care of thousands in the state.
Gov. Bevin's proposed two-year budget eliminates all $1.46 million in state funding for Norton Children's Hospital to operate the Kentucky Poison Control Center, which staffs trained professionals to fields calls from Kentuckians having a poison emergency at all hours of the day.
Bevin's proposed state budget would cut $8.3 million from what UofL requested in General Fund dollars in each of the next two fiscal years, in addition to eliminating funding for several government programs that the university participates in.
Gov. Matt Bevin issued an executive order Tuesday directing his administration to end Medicaid expansion in Kentucky if any part of his Section 1115 waiver approved by the federal government last week is blocked by a legal challenge in the court system.
Planned Parenthood is requesting that the Kentucky Supreme Court review an appeals court decision that reversed a Jefferson Circuit Court ruling from 2016 dismissing a lawsuit filed by the administration of Gov. Matt Bevin.