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State Representative Jeff Hoover

New sexual harassment details alleged; calls for resignation follow

KyCIR published details from a deposition in the Hoover harassment case; one official has resigned, and there are calls for others to resign as well.
Bank roll (public domain from Wikimedia Commons

How much is spent lobbying the executive branch? This bill will provide the answer.

There is currently no public record of how much businesses spend lobbying the executive branch of Kentucky government. SB6 would change that.
(photo from Twitter account of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez)

Freshman Democrats have one simple question as they fight to end shutdown: #WheresMitch?

Newly-elected House Dems wandered the Senate halls, looking for the one person besides Trump who has the power to shut down the shutdown: Mitch McConnell.

After audit calls for ‘change in culture,’ Kentucky Fish and Wildlife hires an insider

The Fish & Wildlife dept hired a new commissioner – the person who interviewed candidates for the job. This after an audit called for a "change in culture."

Bill that would let Bevin, others avoid Judge Shepherd is Senate priority

Senate Bill 2 (SB2) says claims against the state that now must go to Franklin Circuit can be redirected if a defendant requests a special judge.

Medicaid suit re-filed, claims KY HEALTH still violates the law

Sixteen Kentuckians have re-filed a federal lawsuit to block the roll-out of the revised Medicaid program, KY HEALTH, claiming it still breaks the law.
Shouldice Hospital in Canada, specializing in hernia repair (photo from World's Best Hospitals)

Rand Paul gets his hernia surgery in … Canada?!?

Senator Rand Paul, who has attacked single-payer health care as "slavery," is having his hernia surgery at a Canadian hospital.
FRANKFORT, January 10 -- Rep. Tim Moore (R-Elizabethtown) outlines this session’s legislative initiatives for the newly formed bipartisan, bicameral Pro-Life Caucus during a press conference in the rotunda. (photo by LRC Public Information)

2 anti-abortion bills are already moving through the Republican-led General Assembly, and several others...

In the first week of the 2019 legislative session, opponents of abortion began moving bills through the General Assembly.
Rep. Charles Miller (D-Louisville) expresses concerns about proposed changes to School-Based Decision Making Councils during the Interim Joint Committee on Education. (photo via LRC Public Information)

Senate sends two education bills to the House

The Kentucky Senate has sent two bills to the House dealing with public education: one on SBDM councils, and another on teacher tribunals.
Greg Stumbo, former AG and state rep (photo by Michael Clevenger of the Courier Journal)

2019 Session begins, gubernatorial updates, & Greg Stumbo through the years

This week's podcast: update on KYGA19 and the gov race. Finally, a long segment on Greg Stumbo's career, all the way back to his first election in 1980.
Mike Pence meeting with pro-life leaders (photo from Office of the Vice President [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Pro-life? Or just anti-woman?

The "pro-lifers" are okay w/ depriving kids of medical care or food. But the truth is, their interest in fetal life depends on who’s making the decision.

Ballot seizure – blatant, unethical, and possibly illegal

Response to the Glenn ballot seizure by our publisher, Bruce Maples: "... some of the most blatant, power-driven, and unethical acts I've ever seen."

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