This week, Jazmin runs down Daniel Cameron's lawsuit against Andy Beshear's COVID-19 restrictions and the religious arguments he has been making. Plus, criminal justice quick hits, and talk about some pieces of journalism they've been reading lately.
If you are a Republican, wearing a mask is optional, because this whole COVID thing is a hoax. Even after being asked to put one on, most Repubs at the meeting would not. The Democrats present have called them out for it.
Today, Representative John Yarmuth (KY-03) was reelected Chairman of the House Budget Committee by the Democratic Caucus. This will be Chairman Yarmuth’s second term serving as leader of the Committee.
Like any tsunami, the wave started innocuously enough. Even disconcertingly calmly. Elective surgeries weren't scheduled over the Thanksgiving holiday anyway, which meant the emergency department, for once, had a manageable caseload.
This week's White House pandemic report praised Gov. Beshear's orders to thwart the coronavirus, and said they will work "if compliance is high." If there was ever a time for that, it would be now, Beshear said after reporting the state's deadliest day from COVID-19 and a rapidly rising positive-test rate.
“We've been told repeatedly that Democrats can't win because of 'God, guns and abortion,’” said Nicole Erwin, communications manager for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky. “We've got to change the narrative.”
Less than a week after the Supreme Court lifted New York’s COVID-related limits on attendance at worship services, Danville Christian school and AG Cameron asked the Supreme Court to allow in-person classes at faith-based schools.
A headline in the Herald-Leader reads: “Reporting someone to Kentucky’s COVID-19 tip line? Don’t count on anonymity.” Or perhaps you can. It depends on which open records decision issued by the AG you prefer.
“It sounds like a public service announcement from Medicare, but it's not,” warns Kay Tillow of Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care. “It’s a scam to sign up for the privatized, for-profit Medicare Advantage plans.”
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