Attorney General Jack Conway http://wfpl.org en Attorney General Demands University of Louisville Provide High-Profile Audit For Review http://wfpl.org/post/attorney-general-demands-university-louisville-provide-high-profile-audit-review <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state attorney general’s office has asked the University of Louisville to explain why it still won’t release a high-profile audit that examined the school’s financial controls.</span></p><p>The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting <a href="http://kycir.org/2014/06/18/university-of-louisville-holding-on-to-high-profile-audit/" target="_blank">has sought a copy of the report</a> since April and last month filed an appeal with the attorney general following the university’s denial of a public records request.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:12:46 +0000 Kristina Goetz 9683 at http://wfpl.org Attorney General Demands University of Louisville Provide High-Profile Audit For Review Jack Conway and Sannie Overly Offer Few Details In Gubernatorial Campaign Launch http://wfpl.org/post/jack-conway-and-sannie-overly-offer-few-details-gubernatorial-campaign-launch <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT—During their campaign's first press conference as a &nbsp;gubernatorial ticket, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and his running mate, House Majority Caucus Chair </span>Sannie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Overly on Tuesday emphasized a focus on early childhood education.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 00:19:54 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9294 at http://wfpl.org Jack Conway and Sannie Overly Offer Few Details In Gubernatorial Campaign Launch Jack Conway is (Officially) Running for Kentucky Governor, and Sannie Overly is His Running Mate http://wfpl.org/post/jack-conway-officially-running-kentucky-governor-and-sannie-overly-his-running-mate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway officially announced in a video press release on Tuesday his candidacy for governor, adding that he has tapped House Democratic Caucus Chair Rep.&nbsp;</span>Sannie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Overly, D-Paris, as his running mate.</span></p><p>“Now is the time to roll up our sleeves and continue to move Kentucky forward, and we begin doing that by building a great team.The strength of this gubernatorial ticket is bolstered by Rep. Sannie Overly’s record of accomplishments.”</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 15:47:37 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9284 at http://wfpl.org Jack Conway is (Officially) Running for Kentucky Governor, and Sannie Overly is His Running Mate Kentucky Officials Send Letter to DEA Urging Hemp Legalization http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-officials-send-letter-dea-urging-hemp-legalization <p>A group of Kentucky officials have sent a letter to the Drug Enforcement Agency asking for clarity on a state law that would permit the cultivation of industrial hemp.</p><p>Agriculture Commissioner James Comer drafted the letter, which was co-signed by Sen. Rand Paul and Reps. Thomas Massie and John Yarmuth, as well as Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission chairman Brian Furnish.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:42:51 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7713 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Officials Send Letter to DEA Urging Hemp Legalization Kentucky Supreme Court Case Could Decide Scope of Attorney General's Powers http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-supreme-court-case-could-decide-scope-attorney-generals-powers <p>Floyd Grover Johnson was sentenced to 10 years in prison<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;multiple drug trafficking charges&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in Powell County.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:16:23 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7560 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Supreme Court Case Could Decide Scope of Attorney General's Powers Conway OK with Possible Changes to Pill Mill Legislation http://wfpl.org/post/conway-ok-possible-changes-pill-mill-legislation <p>Though he pushed for its approval, Kentucky’s attorney general doesn't oppose changes to a law the General Assembly passed last year to curb prescription drug abuse and place restrictions on pain clinics.</p><p>Jack Conway said some of the complaints physicians have made about the bill have merit.</p><p>Conway said nobody wants to prevent Kentuckians who have legitimate needs for pain medications from obtaining prescriptions.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Dan Conti 2849 at http://wfpl.org Conway OK with Possible Changes to Pill Mill Legislation Second Successful VP Debate Has State Officials Hoping for Presidential Debate Next Time http://wfpl.org/post/second-successful-vp-debate-has-state-officials-hoping-presidential-debate-next-time <p>As the dust settles on this year’s vice presidential debate at Centre College, local officials are saying the school is ready for the next step.&nbsp;</p><p>Centre College has now held two vice presidential debates: this year’s and 2000's.</p><p>Those debates will be historically known for two different styles between candidates—Vice President Dick Cheney and Senator Joe Lieberman were cordial in 2000, while Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan were much feistier this year. But behind the scenes, both debates are known for how smoothly everything ran.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:15:49 +0000 Kenny Colston 1995 at http://wfpl.org Second Successful VP Debate Has State Officials Hoping for Presidential Debate Next Time Conway Says He Won't Run in 2014, Edelen 'Highly Unlikely' http://wfpl.org/post/conway-says-he-wont-run-2014-edelen-highly-unlikely <p>Two of Kentucky's highest profile Democrats say they are not interested in taking on U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.&nbsp;</p><p>Attorney General Jack Conway, who ran for Senate in 2010 against Republican Rand Paul, tells Kentucky Public Radio he isn't interested in running for the chamber again.</p><p>“I cannot forsee a scenario where I would run for the Senate in 2014, because I stated on several occasions when I ran for re-election as attorney general that I would finish out that term as attorney general,” he says.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:35:20 +0000 Kenny Colston 1393 at http://wfpl.org Conway Says He Won't Run in 2014, Edelen 'Highly Unlikely' Luallen Says She Won't Run Against McConnell http://wfpl.org/post/luallen-says-she-wont-run-against-mcconnell <p>Former Auditor Crit Luallen says she will not challenge Republican U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.</p><p>Luallen has long been considered to be among the best-situated Democrats to unseat McConnell. She served two terms as auditor and many political observers credit her with raising the office&#39;s profile during her tenure. Luallen also served in former Governor Paul Patton&#39;s administration for several years.</p><p>But the long-time public servant tells Kentucky Public Radio she will not enter the 2014 race.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:40:52 +0000 Kenny Colston 1041 at http://wfpl.org Luallen Says She Won't Run Against McConnell Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Air Pollution Rules http://wfpl.org/post/federal-appeals-court-upholds-epa-air-pollution-rules <p>A federal court of appeals has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate carbon emissions from vehicles and power plants. The court also upheld the agency&rsquo;s scientific determination that greenhouse gases pose a danger to human health.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:53:46 +0000 Erica Peterson 795 at http://wfpl.org Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Air Pollution Rules