Hiring of Kentucky Health Official’s Husband Questioned

July 6, 2015

The hiring of a Kentucky cabinet official's husband has been questioned by critics who say the hiring represents a conflict of interest and a misuse of funds that could be better spent on helping overworked and underpaid social workers. Read Story

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Rand Paul Seeks Campain Funds From Marijuana Industry

July 6, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul has fashioned himself as one of the fledgling legal marijuana industry’s greatest advocates on Capitol Hill. That’s why he’s in a prime position to ask cannabis business leaders for campaign donations. Last week, he did just that. Read Story

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Louisville’s Minimum Wage Hike Could Be An Example Through the South

July 1, 2015

This change will affect thousands of workers in the city, according to some estimates. But economic groups say the wage hike could also have a sweeping impact throughout the American South. Read Story

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Kentucky Prosecutor Wants ‘Good Samaritan’ Policy Out of Anti-Heroin Law

July 1, 2015

The provision extends criminal protections to people who report an overdose, and also to overdose victims. Read Story

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Comer Lost Republican Gubernatorial Primary Despite Late Surge In Big Donations

July 1, 2015

These latest records shed light on so-called “unauthorized campaign committees,” which can raise and spend money to support or oppose candidates — without the authorization of candidates themselves. Unlike personal donations that are capped at $1,000 in Kentucky, the committees can donate as much as they’d like. Read Story

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How Raising the Overtime Salary Threshold Could Affect Kentucky

June 30, 2015

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy director Jason Bailey said the rule also means employees are less likely to be pressured to work more than 40 hours per week. Read Story

Minimum wage increase supporters at a recent Metro Council meeting.

Court Denies Request to Halt Louisville’s Minimum Wage Hike

June 30, 2015

The same day a court upheld the city’s minimum wage ordinance, industry groups filed an emergency motion asking a judge to stop the law from going into effect on Wednesday. Read Story

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Mitch McConnell Applauds EPA Ruling During Stop In Louisville

June 29, 2015

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is applauding a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Obama Administration overstepped when it set limits for toxic air pollutants through an EPA rule. Read Story

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ACLU of Kentucky Willing to Sue the County Clerks Refusing To Issue Marriage Licenses

June 29, 2015

“Any county clerk’s decision to refuse to issue them a marriage license where they’re otherwise qualified to receive such a license, we’ll be happy to represent those individuals and sue the county clerk in that office." Read Story

Minimum wage increase supporters at a recent Metro Council meeting.

Court Upholds Louisville’s Minimum Wage Hike

June 29, 2015

Louisville Metro Council passed an ordinance in December that gradually raises the city's minimum wage in the city to $9 an hour by July 2017. Read Story

Former Kentucky Lawmaker Convicted of Bribing Mine Inspector

June 26, 2015

A federal jury in eastern Kentucky has convicted a former state lawmaker of bribing a state mine inspector. Read Story

Beshear Says State Agencies Making Preparations For Same-Sex Marriage Decision

June 26, 2015

With a Supreme Court decision expected any day now, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says state agencies are making preparations should the justices vote to allow same-sex marriage nationwide. Read Story

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Louisville Metro Council OKs Budget Emphasizing Roads, Parks and Public Safety

June 25, 2015

The Louisville Metro Council on Thursday approved a $873 million budget for the upcoming 2016 fiscal year, with a caveat that the total could increase by roughly $5 million for road paving if surplus funds are not available at the end of this fiscal year. Read Story