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Meanwhile, Outside Frankfort, Life Goes On…

March 26th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a bill that will strengthen Kentucky’s human trafficking law by increasing punishments for offenders and bolstering protections for victims. [H-L]

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on gay marriage, Maggie Gallagher, one of the nation’s leading voices in opposition to same-sex marriage, is also preparing for what might come next. [NPR]

Damon Thayer, R-Glass House, told reporters at 3:45 p.m. a deal was in place on the pension negotiations between House and Senate leaders. It won’t matter because it does not address placement agents, waste, fraud or abuse at Kentucky Retirement Systems. [CN|2]

Two Democratic lawmakers on Monday stepped up their scrutiny of how regulators handled a botched review of past home mortgage foreclosures, requesting a meeting with regulatory officials as they seek further information about the reviews. [Reuters]

Kentucky residents will see major changes in the way they register their vehicles later this year. [Ashland Independent]

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell was watching a basketball game on TV at around 10 p.m. on March 6 when he flipped the channel to C-Span for an update from the Senate floor. Interesting that they don’t mention Adams was the fired temporary campaign manager and that Paul didn’t gain traction until after he was canned. [Time]

Negotiations have resumed between workers and Appalachian Regional Healthcare. [WKYT]

Are all men (we will not even discuss the ladies right now) created equal except the gay kinds? Or does American Jesus want us to uphold the sanctity of Newt Gingrich’s three marriages? [Wonkette]

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio swung by Rand Paul’s home state here on Monday where he effectively made one thing clear: He’s no Rand Paul — particularly on foreign policy. [Politico]

Supporters of legislation to license Kentucky farmers to grow hemp said the latest proposal by House Democratic leaders contains troubling provisions that could be deal-breakers. [H-L]

Decades of data have shown time and again that the U.S. has the costliest health care system in the world by a variety of measures. [HuffPo]

Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · The Gays

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 George Washington // Mar 26, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    How is David Adams still even remotely relevant? The Elmer Gantry of Kentucky politics is clearly a master of self promotion. He seems to always have a solution in search of a problem. I have always believed that Kentucky politics should be run by a Zija salesman. Perhaps it is time for him to through his hat in the ring. Of course that type of courage is usually only found in folks that are willing to step into the arena.

  • 2 George Washington // Mar 26, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Should be throw his hat not through it.

  • 3 FreeManNKy // Mar 27, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Running for office isn’t so much courage as it’s narcissism and insanity.