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Paradise no more. TVA votes to close iconic coal-burning power plant...

In the end, not even a tweet from President Donald Trump could save an iconic coal-burning power plant in Western Kentucky.

AFL-CIO endorses Pugh for Senate special election

The Kentucky State AFL-CIO has endorsed Democrat Darrell Pugh in the March 5 state Senate special election to succeed Ray Jones.

Kentucky Senate panel approves NRA gun bill on anniversary of Parkland...

On the first anniversay of the Parkland school shooting, a KY Senate committee approved a bill allowing people to carry a concealed gun without a permit.
2015 form 1040 (US Federal Government [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Bevin, Holland, and others would have to show tax returns under...

Former House Speaker Jeff Hoover wants a law requiring Kentucky candidates seeking statewide office to show voters their tax returns.

“Just in case” abortion bill clears House committee

A bill to ban abortion in Kentucky, should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, easily cleared the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.
Damon Thayer (photo by the Herald-Leader via Kentucky Press News Service)

Top senator pushing bill to strip Grimes of her power over...

A top Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation that would strip SOS Alison Lundergan Grimes of her authority over the Kentucky State Board of Elections.

Grimes calls for immediate release of all voter registration system searches

In response to allegations of misuse, SOS Alison Lundergan Grimes called for the public release of all searches of the state's voter registration system.
TVA's Paradise Coal Plant (photo by Tennessee Valley Authority [public domain] via Wikimedia Commons)

A Kentucky coal plant is too expensive, but Trump and Bevin...

Trump and Bevin are pressuring TVA to keep a coal-fired power plant operating, even though the utility has concluded that the plant is unreliable.

Anti-solar bill flies through Senate

SB 100, an anti-solar bill pushed by utilities, flew through the KY Senate in record time, and will be heard in a House committee today (Thursday).

Dem first up on TV in state Senate special election

Darrell Pugh, running for state Senate from Senate district 31, is the first candidate in the race with a television ad. It began running Wednesday.

Massie votes with Dems to pull troops out of Yemen

In a vote against President Trump, Rep. Thomas Massie voted for a House resolution telling the President to pull U.S. troops out of Yemen within 30 days.
Bank roll (public domain from Wikimedia Commons

Private school tax break would take dollars from public services

HB 205 and SB 118 do this by establishing the most generous tax break on the books in Kentucky for contributions made for private school scholarships.

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