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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.
A former chair of the Kentucky Department of Education said he believes this week’s forced resignation of Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt indicates that Gov. Matt Bevin and the new members of the Kentucky Board of Education want a state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools.
Gov. Bevin said he would leave the job status of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt in the hands of his Kentucky Board of Education appointees, in addition to further explaining his controversial "guarantee" on Friday that students were sexually assaulted while left at home during school closures.
Beshear's lawsuit calls for the pension bill that was signed into law by Gov. Bevin a day earlier to be declared unconstitutional, in addition to a temporary injunction to block the implementation of the law while this litigation proceeds.
A group of 43 public health scholars filed an amicus brief in support of the 15 Medicaid recipients suing the Trump administration for approving Kentucky's Medicaid waiver, claiming that between 175,00 to 300,000 beneficiaries could be dropped from coverage in its first year.
The new Opportunity Zones designed to incentivize capital investment in low-income areas includes 19 census tracts in Louisville, consisting of areas surrounding downtown and stretching south to the Fairgrounds.