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Entries Tagged as 'Greg Fischer'

Frankfort Again Wastes Your Time & Your Money

March 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

Just in case you were wondering if Frankfort had any sense? Nope. Of course not. More wasted time, more wasted money. A proposal to place the national motto “In God We Trust” in each legislative committee room passed out of the Senate Thursday evening on a 37-1 vote with no discussion. [H-L] Darrell Issa’s latest [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Mitch McConnell · The Gays · Wasted Money

Greg Fischer Doesn’t Get To Raise Your Taxes

March 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

March Madness isn’t just for college basketball. This week’s Political Paddock column gets in on the action with a would-be Cinderella story, some trash talk and a few Nate Silver predictions. [Sam Youngman] The National Security Agency may be getting out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on people’s [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Budget · College Sports · Economy · Education · First Amendment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Military · Mitch McConnell · Takin yer guns! · Taxes · UK · UofL · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

We Don’t Remember When The Word “Budget” Didn’t Cause Panic Among Everyone In Frankfort

March 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Lawmakers tried to placate various groups ahead of a vote expected Tuesday by the House budget committee on the state’s $20.3 billion, two-year spending plan. [John Cheves] A report due to be released Tuesday aims to offer an object lesson to President Barack Obama: Free trade deals have high costs in unintended consequences for the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · FEAR! · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Senate · Taxes · The Gays

Will Jack Conway Do The Right Thing Or Not?

March 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

A federal judge agreed Friday to delay until March 20 his order requiring Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages from outside the state. [John Cheves] This Enron/Arnold guy is who Jim Gray and Greg Fischer blindly support and accept mega cash from. [David Sirota] In an effort its spokesman has described as “outreach to rednecks,” the [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Election 2015 · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Jack Conway · Mainstream Mistake · Polling · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · Wasted Money

Readers: Please Help That EKY Family In Need

February 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments

An Eastern Kentucky family is in need. Many of you have deep pockets, so please consider helping them. [Sad Situation] Federal regulators violated the law by not considering potential health dangers from a large surface mine near the Knott-Perry County line, an attorney for two environmental groups argued Tuesday. [H-L] The United States plunged 14 [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Giving Back · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Journalism · Poverty · Senate · Taxes · The Gays · UofL · Wiretapping

Poll: Kentucky Is Slowly Hating The Gays Less

February 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

For over 40 years, the Endangered Species Act has been saving plants and animals from extinction. [HuffPo] Most Kentuckians still support a state ban on gay marriage, but their numbers have declined significantly from a decade ago when an amendment to the state constitution banned civil unions and limited marriage to a man and a [...]

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Tags: College Sports · Discrimination · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Greg Stumbo · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · The Gays · Todd Hollenbach · Wiretapping

Don’t Miss Bill Nye The Science Guy Tonight

February 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rand Paul’s war on the Clintons will not play so well in Kentucky. But Rand isn’t from Kentucky so he has no clue. [H-L] The highly anticipated debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham isn’t scheduled to begin until 7 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 4. But scientists are already sounding off about the appropriateness [...]

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Tags: David L. Williams · Economy · Greg Fischer · Greg Stumbo · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Rand Paul · Stats

Herald-Leader Deserves Props On Pension Work

January 31st, 2014 · Comments Off

Kentucky Retirement Systems, which provides retirement benefits for state and county employees, has more than $24 million invested in a private equity fund that was charged Thursday with stealing millions from investors. Seems the Lexington paper is the only major outlet in the state taking these issues seriously. [H-L] Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Economy · Education · Gambling · Greg Fischer · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Poverty · Stats · Taxes · Wasted Money

Fischer Thinks He’s Mayor Of The Commonwealth

January 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments

When Rand Paul, a likely Republican presidential candidate, signed up for the photo-sharing app Shapchat on Wednesday, it set off a predictable round of mockery about the Kentucky senator. [CNN] U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, along with Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, will announce Friday that Kentucky is one of four [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Greg Fischer · Greg Stumbo · Humor · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · RPK · Steve Beshear · Taxes

It’s The LRC’s Regular ‘Frankfort Week In Review’

January 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Legislative Research Commission’s Scott Payton does a weekly round-up that is probably worth taking a look at if you need to kill some time. …. Let met have audience for a word or two … about this fair Assembly. So said the Bard, in another context but it still applies. For the next three [...]

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Tags: Budget · Economy · Environment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · KDP · RPK · Steve Beshear · Taxes