Sen. Mitch McConnell http://wfpl.org en Efforts to Keep Tolls Off Northern Kentucky Bridge Draw In McConnell and Grimes http://wfpl.org/post/efforts-keep-tolls-northern-kentucky-bridge-draw-mcconnell-and-grimes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The possibility of tolls to pay&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;for a $2.6-billion bridge replacement project in Northern Kentucky has enraged conservatives and become an issue in the U.S. Senate campaign.</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9622 at http://wfpl.org Efforts to Keep Tolls Off Northern Kentucky Bridge Draw In McConnell and Grimes Why 9 Louisville Residents Voted in the Primary Election http://wfpl.org/post/why-9-louisville-residents-voted-primary-election <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's election day in Kentucky, but<a href="/post/dont-expect-more-30-percent-kentucky-registered-voters-vote-tuesday-grimes-says"> fewer than 30 percent</a> of registered voters are expected to actually vote.</span></p><p>But Tuesday afternoon, we talked to more than a dozen Shawnee area residents who weren't shying away from the polling stations. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">By 1 p.m., more than 350 people had voted at the Academy at Shawnee near </span>39th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Market streets.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:14:43 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9384 at http://wfpl.org Why 9 Louisville Residents Voted in the Primary Election McConnell Files Resolution, Hoping to Block Proposed Carbon Limits for New Power Plants http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-files-resolution-hoping-block-proposed-carbon-limits-new-power-plants <p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping for a vote soon to block federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:28:50 +0000 Erica Peterson 8340 at http://wfpl.org McConnell Files Resolution, Hoping to Block Proposed Carbon Limits for New Power Plants McConnell to Make Syria Decision in 'Coming Days,' Feels Certain about No Boots on the Ground http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-make-syria-decision-coming-days-feels-certain-about-no-boots-ground <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Kentucky’s senior U.S. senator says while he hasn’t made up his mind on a possible U.S. strike in Syria, he’s certain American military forces won’t be placed inside that country.</span></p><p>Republican Mitch McConnell spoke to the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club Wednesday, and said even those in Washington who are advocating for U.S. involvement in Syria are stopping short of calling for boots on the ground.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:57:52 +0000 Kevin Willis | Kentucky Public Radio 6712 at http://wfpl.org McConnell to Make Syria Decision in 'Coming Days,' Feels Certain about No Boots on the Ground McConnell's Bill to Block Fishing Barriers Near Dams Becomes Law http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnells-bill-block-fishing-barriers-near-dams-becomes-law <p>President Barack Obama has signed a bill championed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from restricting access to dams on the Cumberland River.</p><p>As <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/senate-advances-mcconnell-measure-promote-fishing-block-safety-restrictions-near-dams" target="_blank">I reported last month</a>, the Army Corps proposed blocking access to the dams for safety reasons.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:24:20 +0000 Erica Peterson 5634 at http://wfpl.org McConnell's Bill to Block Fishing Barriers Near Dams Becomes Law McConnell Looking at 'All the Options' to Legalize Hemp Production in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-looking-all-options-legalize-hemp-production-kentucky <p></p><p>Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator says he plans to do his part to help the commonwealth’s farmers eventually grow industrial hemp.</p><p>Republican Leader&nbsp;Mitch McConnell says he and fellow Senator Rand Paul met with state Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer last week as Comer toured Washington to drum-up for support for legalizing the crop.</p><p>McConnell declined to gauge the possible success of comer’s lobbying efforts…</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 19:05:17 +0000 Chuck Mraz | Kentucky Public Radio 5404 at http://wfpl.org McConnell Looking at 'All the Options' to Legalize Hemp Production in Kentucky Grimes Still Undecided on Possible Senate Bid http://wfpl.org/post/grimes-still-undecided-possible-senate-bid <p></p><p>Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is still wrestling with the idea of seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's election.</p><p>Grimes says she is giving "due diligence" to the race.</p><p>Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear met with Grimes today to try to gauge her interest in the race, as he has been doing with other potential Democratic challengers he declined to identify. Grimes said they "had a good discussion."</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:13:54 +0000 Associated Press 5107 at http://wfpl.org Grimes Still Undecided on Possible Senate Bid Yarmuth: McConnell Should Apologize for Gun Control Email http://wfpl.org/post/yarmuth-mcconnell-should-apologize-gun-control-email <p></p><p>Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says Sen. Mitch McConnell should apologize for<a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/278261-mcconnell-pledges-to-block-gun-control-measures-in-email-to-supporters"> an e-mail </a>McConnell’s campaign sent to supporters last week.</p><p>The communication was from the Republican’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, and its subject line was, “Watch Out, They’re Coming For Your Guns.”</p><p>Yarmuth, a Democrat, says it was an attempt to distort the 23 executive actions on gun control announced recently by President Obama.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:03:26 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti & Rick Howlett 3562 at http://wfpl.org Yarmuth: McConnell Should Apologize for Gun Control Email McConnell Downplays Ron Paul Rift With GOP http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-downplays-ron-paul-rift-gop U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is shrugging off suggestions that the Republican Party lacks unity after former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul declined to endose Mitt Romney and left the party's Tampa convention.<p> The Kentucky Republican was asked about it during Politico's Playbook Breakfast. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:55:48 +0000 Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio 1493 at http://wfpl.org McConnell Downplays Ron Paul Rift With GOP