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First a ‘sewer’ bill, now a Christmas crisis. Why can’t GOP majority govern honestly?

Why can’t Kentucky Republicans govern openly and honestly? Why must they act sneaky and underhanded? Tom Eblen explores the examples, and the reason.
The goddess Nemesis, by Alfred Rethel (public domain)

Is Bevin’s Nemesis named Adkins or Beshear?

It seems that Governor Bevin has a problem with Hubris. If that is true, then he needs to watch out for his Nemesis – who could be named Adkins or Beshear.
Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotive (photo by Shinerunner [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

The R stands for Railroading

The Republican majority in Frankfort is railroading a bill through the legislature, an example of back-room deals and strong-arm tactics.
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Copays are all about the waiver, and are a policy in search of a...

Starting in January, most adults covered by Medicaid will pay a copay. It’s a policy in search of a constituency, and Kentuckians deserve to know why.
State Rep. Michael Meredith (photo by LRC)

Meredith’s leadership role is a liability for KY GOP

Michael Meredith, who was part of the sexual harassment settlement in 2017, has been put back in leadership by the Repubs in Frankfort. Why?
Medical marijuana neon sign at a dispensary (photo by Laurie Avocado [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Comparing medical marijuana to booze? This lawmaker must’ve been drunk

Senate President Robert Stivers said that anyone who thought they needed medical marijuana should just have a stiff drink. Uhm, not the same, Senator.
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The Repubs have never listened to the West End before

Repubs say that the West End of Louisville is "clamoring" for charter schools. But the Repubs never listened to the West End before – why now?
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Kentucky groups stand against attack on immigrant families

A radical and punishing "public charge" rule change would harm immigrant families across Kentucky and the country, and is an affront to our commonwealth.

The KY Chamber’s idea of diversity

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Legislative Preview Conference. See if you notice anything about whom the Chamber invited to speak.
A woman, part of the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border, prays at a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Asylum seekers are not breaking the law. Trump is.

Parents and children who have walked 1,000 miles to ask for asylum are not breaking US laws by crossing the border, no matter what Donald Trump says.

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.
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Will we lose our democracy on Tuesday?

This election could be the most significant threat to our democracy since at least the Civil War, and perhaps ever. Alarmist? Read and see what YOU think.

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