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Rand Paul Forgets Which State He Represents

September 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Candy Barr and Elisabeth Jensen offer vastly different prescriptions for Kentucky’s job woes. [John Cheves] Children hear hate speech and internalize it. [HuffPo] McConnell and Grimes also know their battle is not being waged in a vacuum. What happens outside Kentucky also will determine the political quality of life for the victor. [C-J/AKN] The deadly [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Budget · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Wasted Money · Youth

Your Commonwealth: 24/7 Environment Killing Fun

September 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The state this week finalized new rules on coal-mining permits that include upgraded water-quality standards. Several environmental groups argue the rules aren’t strong enough, however, and are suing over one key provision. [H-L] Lil Randy raised eyebrows this weekend when he endorsed one of the most hawkish positions toward the Islamic State militants currently wreaking [...]

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Those 2014 Budget Reductions By Steve Beshear

July 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

Want the highlights of the 2014 budget reductions signed by Governor Steve Beshear yesterday? Click here and here for the PDFs of the general and road funds. The highlights: $13,200 from the State Budget Director $350,000 from Military Affairs $255,923 from the Department for Local Government slush fund $100,000 from the Secretary of State $200,000 [...]

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Tags: Budget · Economy · Education · Steve Beshear

Beshear Admin Panicks Over Child Death Reviews

July 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

A federal appeals court is declining to stand in the way of the Obama administration’s efforts to block water pollution from mountaintop removal coal mining. [H-L] It’s pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they’ve called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of [...]

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2014 Receipts: Bend Over & Grab Your Ankles

July 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Here’s the deal: the state’s budget and economy are epic disasters. And June’s receipts were not pretty. In fact, they’re likely overly sugar-coated. But let’s dig in anyway. The General Fund rose 1.2% for Fiscal Year 2014 and the Road Fund rose 4.6% for the FY. That’s barely a percent more than 2013 and an [...]

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Tags: Budget · Economy · Stats · Taxes

Republican Apathy Won’t Win The State House

June 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

While Kentucky’s expensive U.S. Senate race is dominating the airwaves, a quieter fundraising battle is shaping up over control of the state House of Representatives. Democrats have a 54-46 majority in the state House of Representatives. Republicans have not had a majority since 1920. [H-L] The South Dakota Republican Party passed a resolution on Saturday [...]

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No, Rand Paul Will Never Be Your President, Kids

June 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Eating crow is never fun but that’s what Jake is doing. Help him get things squared away? If you get something out of this content, consider doing so in order to ensure that it continues. Come on – help us stop having to run this. [Click Here For Details] A look at preparations by Sen. [...]

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Tags: Budget · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2015 · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wiretapping

More On Kentucky’s Potential Medicaid Shortfall

June 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

On May 29th we posted a question about a state Medicaid shortfall: Is There A Medicaid Budget Shortfall Looming? Because no one will give us a straight answer. There’s a lot of gossip going on in both Democratic and Republican circles in Frankfort. Most aren’t inclined to believe it until they see hard numbers. Same [...]

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Tags: Budget · Health Care · Steve Beshear

Kentucky’s Budget Is Not Puppies & Rainbows

June 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

You already knew this was going to happen. State government is taking in less tax revenue than expected, and a budget shortfall for the fiscal year that ends June 30 is “inevitable,” state budget director Jane Driskell warned Tuesday. [H-L] When Vanderbilt University professor Jason A. Grissom started exploring how the No Child Left Behind [...]

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Alison Tries To Out-Republican The Republicans

June 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

Eating crow is never fun but that’s what Jake is doing. Help him get things squared away? If you get something out of this content, consider doing so in order to ensure that it continues. [Click Here For Details] Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday plans to announce Wednesday at the state school board meeting that [...]

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