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Minton wants increased pay for court workers
FRANKFORT — When Kentucky’s lawmakers two years ago reformed some non-violent, drug-related sentencing the goal was to reduce jail and prison populations while saving the state money.
Lawmakers grill insurance commissioner over ACA
FRANKFORT — Many of the 280,000 Kentuckians who faced cancellation of health insurance under provisions of the Affordable Care Act can instead keep those policies for another year.
Republicans eye House takeover in ‘14
FRANKFORT — The 2014 U.S. Senate race for the seat now held by Republican Mitch McConnell may be the most important in the nation, but it might be the second-most important election inside the state.
Kentucky’s rural hospitals feeling the pinch
LOUISVILLE — Some of Kentucky’s smaller, more rural hospitals are facing growing financial threats because of reduced government funding and a change in the way they’re viewed.
Tension building between state Republican stars
FRANKFORT — A public spat between two rising Republican Party of Kentucky stars may be the first indication of fraying alliances and rising tensions within the party as elected officials plot their next political steps.
State loses 439 mining jobs in third quarter
FRANKFORT — The news keeps getting grimmer for Kentucky’s embattled coal industry — but the president of the Kentucky Coal Association said it might not be quite as bad as it looks at first glance.
Bevin makes it official
FRANKFORT — Matt Bevin, the Louisville investment manager who’s trying to lead a Republican primary insurgency to topple incumbent U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, said Friday those seeking change in the
McConnell, Grimes volley over coal issues
FRANKFORT — When they aren’t arguing about the new healthcare law or where the other raises money, likely foes in next year’s U.S. Senate race, incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison
Governor’s son running for attorney general in 2015
FRANKFORT — Following months of speculation as he attended political events around the state to shake hands and meet potential supporters, Andy Beshear, son of Gov. Steve Beshear, announced Thursday he will
McConnell calls Obamacare ‘monstrosity’
LOUISVILLE — Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell on Tuesday called the Affordable Care Act — or Obamacare — “a monstrosity,” demanding its full repeal during a press conference he called
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