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Trump admin tries again on KY Medicaid work requirements

After being told No by a federal judge, the Trump administration is trying again to impose work requirements on Kentucky Medicaid recipients.
Governor Matt Bevin

Bevin extends contract to investigate Steve Beshear aides. Cost rises to $1 million.

The potential cost to KY taxpayers for Gov. Bevin’s ongoing investigation of former Gov. Steve Beshear‘s administration has doubled, reaching $1 million.
Candles

Wednesday night candlelight Vigil for Democracy planned for Lexington

The Bluegrass Activist Alliance (BGAA) is planning a candlelight Vigil for Democracy as part of a nation-wide event that is a response to President Trump.

Rand Paul stands with Trump, will travel to Russia

In response to the uproar over Pres. Trump's press conference with Vladimer Putin, Kentucky's Rand Paul said the problem was "Trump derangement syndrome."
Horse Race

KY Politics News & Notes – Monday, 7/16/18

Amy McGrath raises $$, Ollie North gets a welcoming committee, and a GOP money group is funded by tobacco. (Quelle surprise!) It's NEWS & NOTES time!

McGrath outraises Barr, but GOP war chests still strong across state

Amy McGrath outraised her Repub opponent in the second quarter, but GOP candidates for Congress still have strong war chests going into the fall.

Sex ed, terrorism and revenge porn: New Kentucky laws now in effect

State laws approved during the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly went into effect Saturday. Here's a breakdown of each of the 13 new laws.

Do YOU know what’s in the First Amendment? 40% of Americans do not.

A recent survey sponsored by the Freedom Forum Institute found that 40% of Americans could not name ANY of the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.
Comer at Oversight Committee

Comer gets slammed on Twitter for OC committee actions

Jamie Comer was proud of his part in Thursday's reprise of the Army-McCarthy hearings. But when he tweeted about it, the response was not what he expected.
EKy Medicaid Cuts Meeting

Legislators: Bevin’s dental, vision cuts ‘spiteful’ and ‘immorally wrong’

Democratic legislators held a public forum in East Kentucky about the governor's Medicaid cuts and their impact on that part of the state.
FLOC-VUSE boycott

Union wins tobacco strike, continues VUSE e-cigarette boycott

After winning back pay for farm workers, the Farm Laborers Organizing Committee is continuing their VUSE e-cigarette boycott against Reynolds Tobacco.
Mint julep cup

Private gun sales. Personalized julep cups. See what audit of Kentucky’s courts found.

A lack of oversight among executives and elected officials in the KY Court System has created a culture ripe for abuse, says state auditor Mike Harmon.

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