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Entries Tagged as 'Campaign Finance'

Will Broadband Be A Thing In Rural Kentucky?

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

We can’t wait until all the Cathy Bailey dirt starts to see the light of day as she tries to run for governator. The least of her worries will be her serious residency issue. [Deep Teabagger Thoughts] Congressional candidate Elisabeth Jensen ended the first quarter of 2014 in about the same cash position she started [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business

It’s Always About The Big Money In Frankfort

April 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Suicide prevention sheds a longstanding taboo: talking about attempts. [NY Times] The University of Kentucky and eight other universities in Kentucky and West Virginia announced a $2.5 million grant Monday to help more minority students graduate with degrees in math and science. [H-L] Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Health Care · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Stats · UK · Youth

The KDP Has Been Eerily Silent On Harassment

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Stung by criticism over its handling of sexual harassment allegations, the Kentucky House voted Monday to strengthen and diversify the Legislative Ethics Commission, which is supposed to police lawmakers’ conduct. [John Cheves] Attorney General Eric Holder is “cautiously optimistic” about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and state regulation [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Humor · Journalism · KDP · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · The Gays

Ethics Will Never Be A Big Thing In Frankfort

April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sorry, we won’t be reading anything with “Jim Gooch” and “panties” in it because we don’t want to die of heart attacks or choke to death on vomit. [TERRIFYING] Of course Greg Stumbo is defending his handling of the ethics mess in Frankfort. He’s afraid of being put under the microscope himself. [H-L] Maryland Gov. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Hypocrisy · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wiretapping · Youth

And You STILL Want A Crazy Ass Pipeline???

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

U.S Army Corps of Engineers documents show that a planned pipeline project in Kentucky would affect more than 750 rivers, streams, wetlands and ponds during construction. [H-L] Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Humor · Kentucky Tourism · Mainstream Mistake · Rand Paul · UK · UofL

Alison Grimes’ Office Made A Major Mistake

April 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A University of Kentucky health survey that was emailed to students last week has drawn attention from a conservative-leaning news website for college students. [H-L] Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict voting, notably photo identification requirements, saying they threaten to [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · College Sports · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · UK

Alison Experiences Another Preventable Bad Week

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

Four former Clay County officials who pleaded guilty in a wide-ranging federal election-fraud case were sentenced to the time they’ve already spent in prison during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Lexington. [H-L] If you think students should get an unbiased and accurate education, then you probably won’t be happy about the state [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · College Sports · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Stats · The Gays

Scandal Central UofL Still Does Amazing Things

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

And down the stretch they come. There are only six weeks left until the May 20 primary between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican challenger Matt Bevin. [Sam Youngman] U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published on Monday, casting doubt on a recent analysis by [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Economy · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Stats · UofL · Youth

How Much Fun Will Rand Paul’s Campaign Be?

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

The bad political blood between Jackson County’s top administrator and its sheriff took another turn Monday with a federal lawsuit seeking more than $5 million. [H-L] Dan Backer, the lead lawyer behind a landmark case that further opened the campaign finance floodgates, conceded in an interview with HuffPost Live that money is not, in fact, [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Environment · Hypocrisy · KY-1 · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Wasted Money

Some UAW Drama Could Be Afoot Later Today

April 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Kentucky officials have ended a 30-county wood quarantine that was intended to contain the emerald ash borer, an insect that already has killed more than 25 million trees in the eastern U.S. [H-L] World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Law Enforcement · Military · Senate · Stats