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House vote by county (graph by Robert Kahne)

Dem maps change for the worse across the state

Dems drew the House districts in the last redistricting, but those district maps have gone from favoring Dems to favoring Repubs. Why?
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ForwardKY expands partnership with My Old Kentucky Podcast

We've been cross-posting MOKP, by Robert Kahne and Jazmin Smith, for some time. Recently they proposed a closer working relationship, and we said Yes!
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Thousands of Kentuckians lose food-stamp benefits due to work requirement, report says

More than 10,000 Kentuckians have lost food assistance (SNAP) in the state in the last several months because of new work requirements.
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Rocky runs for gov, prefiled bills and items to watch in the next session,...

This week's show: Rocky Adkins runs for gov, prefiled bills including concealed carry and charter schools, and the Hoover lawsuit. Give it a listen!

Bevin: ‘Breaking the backs’ of teachers union will be among ‘best things’ for Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin took another swipe at teachers and the Kentucky Education Association during a speech Wednesday, saying the union "suffocates" teachers.

Kentucky Supreme Court upholds GOP law curbing power of labor unions to collect dues

A divided Kentucky Supreme Court upheld Thursday a law that severely curbs the power of labor unions to collect dues from workers.
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Kentucky high court rejects medical review panels, clearing way for malpractice suits

The Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously struck down Thursday a 2017 law creating medical review panels to limit medical malpractice lawsuits.
Adkins talks with with Laborers Local 1214 retiree Chuck Paisley and Sheila Bruce.

Rocky Adkins says he’s the Democrat who can win back rural Kentucky

Rocky Adkins, the longtime state legislative leader from Eastern Kentucky, announced Wednesday he will seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor.
The "Protect Mueller" protesters in Louisville using their cell phones to "light the night" (photo by Betsy Foster)

“Protect Mueller” protest in Louisville has its own protesters

Hundreds of people turned out for the "Protect Mueller" protest in Louisville. But they were met by a small group of counter-protesters.
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Progressive policies win big in the midterms

Progressive policies were winners in the midterms, even in supposedly conservative states. Our own General Assembly should look at these winning policies.

Mitch McConnell calls for “bipartisanship.” Wow – really, Senator?

Now that Dems have taken the House, Senator McConnell is calling for "bipartisanship." Some rejoinders: Merrick Garland. Barack Obama. The Mueller bill.
Paper ballot voting in California (by Peter Merholz from Berkeley, CA; CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Seven vote recanvasses scheduled

Vote totals from last week's elections have been reported to the Secretary of State's office, and now seven races are going to be recanvassed.