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KY Youth Advocates release 2019 legislative agenda

Kentucky Youth Advocates and partners from across the commonwealth launched the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children's 2019 policy priorities.

Bevin to lead econ mission to India

The U.S. Department of Commerce has selected Gov. Matt Bevin to lead an economic development delegation to India in mid-January

Staffer who filed whistleblower suit fired after House Republicans elect new leaders

The KY House Republican Leadership fired a staffer who claims she was punished for reporting sexual harassment complaints against Republican legislators.

Lawsuit that alleges Wall Street duped Kentucky pension plan will proceed

The lawsuit alleging that Wall Street money managers caused Kentucky Retirement Systems to gamble on risky hedge fund investments will proceed.

U.S. Postal Service to suspend service for day of mourning

The Postal Service will suspend all regular mail delivery and retail services Wednesday to honor the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush.

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The rural-urban divide in Kentucky, analyzed

You've been hearing about the growing rural-urban divide in Kentucky politics, but Robert Kahne can SHOW it to you. How can KY Dems overcome it?

Advocates: Medicaid waiver could hurt mentally ill, vulnerable populations

Some people with mental illness and certain medical conditions will have trouble navigating the requirements of the state’s Medicaid waiver.

State senator doesn’t see ‘appetite’ among lawmakers for charter schools funding

The KY Ed Dept may face an uphill battle lobbying the legislature for charter schools funding during next year’s session, according to one senator.

Kentucky graduation rules approved by KBE

The KY Board of Education approved new graduation requirements on Wednesday, but the changes were a significant step back from what was originally proposed.

Age-friendly projects coming to fruition in Kentucky

Danville, Louisville, and Lexington were awarded AARP grants to create age-friendly infrastructure, and the projects are now complete.

Here are the new graduation requirements

The KY Board of Ed approved new HS graduation requirements on December 5. Want to know what the new reqs are? We've got the list for you (and your kids!).

Miners travel to Washington to fight for black lung fund

Coal miners urged lawmakers to extend the excise tax that funds the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, which will drop 55% if Congress doesn’t act.

Amy McGrath might run for Kentucky governor. But is she eligible?

Almost as soon as election night was over, Amy McGrath supporters were encouraging her to run for governor in 2019. But can she?

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Publisher's Blog

A nice word from a Republican legislator

After our story on Twitter blocks from Repubs, we got a message in return from one Republican lawmaker, with a word in it that meant a lot.

A small Republican block party

Was working on our public Twitter lists of Repubs and Dems in the state legislator, and wondered how many had blocked Forward Kentucky. Here's the list.

Tit-for-tat ethics complaints 🅿️

So now we've got competing ethics complaints, one from the Repubs and one from the Dems. Bruce Maples wonders if these are the most pressing ethics issues.