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Hold Out Hope For Eastern Kentucky’s Economy?

April 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Working groups that are part of an effort to boost Eastern Kentucky’s economy will meet for the first time Thursday in Somerset during the East Kentucky Leadership Conference. [H-L] Republicans in America suffer a crippling anxiety. It’s the terrible fear of corporations paying poor workers too much. [HuffPo] On Monday’s Republican Senate debate, Louisville businessman [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · FEAR! · Humor · Jack Conway · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Taxes · The Gays · UK

March Receipts For Kentucky Weren’t Terrible

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Yes, that’s the best we can say about March 2014 receipts for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. State Budget Director Jane Driskell noted that General Fund revenues have rebounded from a weak second quarter. “After growing 3.3 percent in the first quarter of the fiscal year, General Fund receipts declined 0.7 percent in the second quarter [...]

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Tags: Budget · Economy · Taxes

The Alex Johnson Story Just Got More Horrific

March 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

When Gov. Steve Beshear and Rep. Hal Rogers launched their Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) project last year, they promised it would be different. So far, it isn’t looking much different. [Tom Eblen] Florida judicial nominee Darrin Gayles just inched a little closer to becoming the nation’s first black, openly gay man to serve as [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Gambling · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Richie Farmer · Senate · Steve Beshear · Taxes · The Gays · UK

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

Mitch McConnell Wasn’t Pro-Choice In Late 70s

March 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

An expert opinion offering a new take on old evidence after a re-examination of the materials does not constitute newly found information about two murders, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday. [H-L] [Democratic] congressional party committees and super PACs are on record pace ahead of their Republican counterparts, while the majority of Democratic incumbents in [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Economy · Greg Stumbo · Journalism · KY Supreme Court · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Rumor · Stats · Taxes · The Gays · Wiretapping

Rep. John Yarmuth Stands Against Discrimination

March 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

In the two months since likely Democratic Senate nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes unveiled her “detailed” job-creation plan, the candidate has held events across the state to promote the 24-page document, including one Wednesday night in Western Kentucky. [Sam Youngman] Forty-eight senators and 149 members of the House have signed a letter putting pressure on President [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Hypocrisy · Jobs · John Yarmuth · KY Supreme Court · Taxes · The Gays · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Neither Crit Nor Greg Will Be Governator, Folks

March 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A federal judge on Wednesday gave Gov. Steve Beshear an indefinite delay in a court order requiring Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere. [John Cheves] This map and these stats really do damage to a lot of Republican talking points about taxes. [HuffPo] Conflict of interest much? Adam Edelen was asked to serve [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Crit Luallen · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2015 · FEAR! · Giving Back · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Steve Beshear · Taxes · The Gays · UofL · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

The State Budget Freakout Has Just Begun

March 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kentucky might soon open a nursing home for elderly felons in House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s Eastern Kentucky district, even though the state Department of Corrections hasn’t requested such a facility. [H-L] Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) seems to have mixed feelings when it comes to how he approaches state-based legislation. [HuffPo] Over objections of [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Stats · Steve Beshear · Taxes · The Gays · Wasted Money

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

February Receipts In Kentucky Weren’t Terrible

March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

Praise the Flying Spaghetti Monster! February receipts in Kentucky weren’t 100% nightmarish! But they weren’t great. General Fund receipts rose 6.2% and Road Fund receipts were up 1.4%. Highlights: Sales & Use taxes up 5.1%, up 2.8% for the calendar year Corporate taxes dropped a whopping $2.7 million, up 13.1% for the year Individual taxe [...]

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Tags: Budget · Economy · Taxes