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The Campaign Finance Hype Over Yet, Meemaws?

October 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Former state Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, will face possible reprimands and fines when the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission hears three sexual harassment complaints against him at a Dec. 12 hearing. [John Cheves]

You’ve no doubt heard of Senior Meals on Wheels preparing hot meals delivered to the elderly. But there’s a different meal program that’s been put on hold because of the partial government shutdown. It’s the USDA’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program. [NPR]

Ronnie is ALWAYS free of hype and political spin. His coverage of Alison Grimes trumpeting her campaign totals while still being light years behind is the best, most honest on the matter. [Ronnie Ellis]

The head of the House Democratic campaign committee says the government shutdown has significantly boosted his recruitment efforts. Don’t hold your breath, though, because the KDRP probably can’t field a candidate who can get close to Andy Barr. [The Hill]

Many homeowners living near Louisville International Airport left out of previous sound reduction programs would qualify for a tax credit under legislation filed by one state lawmaker. [WAVE3]

The National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans. [WaPo]

Kentucky’s new science standards have taken a step closer to becoming officially adopted this week. [WFPL]

Everyone knows Americans are fat and getting fatter, and everyone thinks they know why: more eating and less moving. But the “big two” factors may not be the whole story. [ProPublica]

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. continue to debate the ongoing federal government shutdown, with news breaking on Tuesday that senators are nearing a possible agreement. But in the meantime, a slew of federal workers are feeling the effects, including members of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, who serve in low-income areas such as Central Appalachia. [Hazard Herald]

Millions of Americans may be wrestling with computer glitches to try to sign up for Obamacare — but many people eligible just won’t bother and will pay a price for it. [Politico]

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., deserves praise for donating his paycheck to charity during the ongoing partial government shutdown. He’s super-wealthy, so he ought to be donating his paycheck all the time – just like John Yarmuth. [BGDN]

Colorado hemp farmers are boldly growing where no man has grown before. Repeat, Colorado, not Kentucky. [Wonkette]

UK professor Ernest Yanarella said it was too early to judge whether Grimes would be a successful fundraiser, but he said the amount she reported for the quarter was too low considering she had been traveling to “where the money trees are.” [H-L]

Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Economy · Education · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wiretapping

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Ed Marksberry // Oct 16, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Grimes may have fell short in her first quarter but you can’t expect intelligent-principled-progressive Democrats to hold their nose and shell out their hard earned money. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “Democrats are tired of Democrats who run for Office but act like a Republican”!
    McConnell on the other hand has raised 17mill and has 10mil on hand, so that begs the question.., what the hell did you spend 7mill on so far with little results?