House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover http://wfpl.org en Beshear Cuts Kentucky Budget to Balance $90.9-Million Shortfall http://wfpl.org/post/beshear-cuts-kentucky-budget-balance-909-million-shortfall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;issued a pair of executive orders this week reducing state spending levels to plug a $90.9-million hole in Kentucky's budget.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:56:09 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9793 at http://wfpl.org Beshear Cuts Kentucky Budget to Balance $90.9-Million Shortfall U.S. House Majority Leader-Elect to Attend Fundraiser for Kentucky House GOP http://wfpl.org/post/us-house-majority-leader-elect-attend-fundraiser-kentucky-house-gop <p>The newly elected majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives will visit Kentucky next month to help raise campaign cash for state House Republicans, who hope to takeover the lower chamber this year.</p><p>Congressman Kevin <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-republicans-elect-kevin-mccarthy-as-majority-leader-steve-scalise-as-majority-whip/2014/06/19/212a6a24-f7d0-11e3-8aa9-dad2ec039789_story.html">McCarthy of California won the leadership position </a>last week to replace Virginia Congressman Erica Cantor, who lost his primary election in a stunning upset.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:00:39 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9621 at http://wfpl.org U.S. House Majority Leader-Elect to Attend Fundraiser for Kentucky House GOP Stumbo Refers LRC Chief Robert Sherman's Doc Shredding to Kentucky State Police http://wfpl.org/post/stumbo-refers-lrc-chief-robert-shermans-doc-shredding-kentucky-state-police <p>A Republican Kentucky House leader is calling for Kentucky State Police to be brought in to investigate document<a href="/post/ex-kentucky-legislative-research-commission-director-says-he-shredded-documents"> shredding by Robert Sherman</a>&nbsp;following his resignation Friday as director of the Legislative Research Commission.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:13:55 +0000 Joseph Lord 6971 at http://wfpl.org Stumbo Refers LRC Chief Robert Sherman's Doc Shredding to Kentucky State Police House Committee Passes Redistricting Maps After Long Wait http://wfpl.org/post/house-committee-passes-redistricting-maps-after-long-wait <p></p><p>The House State Government committee has advanced a new redistricting map to the House floor after weeks of closed door debate.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year's state House and Senate districts were ruled unconstitutional by the Kentucky Supreme Court after House GOP members challenged them in court.&nbsp;</span>The new House districts would create seven new districts all across Kentucky, where no current lawmakers reside.&nbsp;</p><p>Those districts are:&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:03:44 +0000 Kenny Colston 4346 at http://wfpl.org House Committee Passes Redistricting Maps After Long Wait Sannie Overly First Woman Elected to Kentucky House Leadership http://wfpl.org/post/sannie-overly-first-woman-elected-kentucky-house-leadership <p>State Rep. Sannie Overly will be the first woman in history elected to a leadership position in the Kentucky House of Representatives.</p><p>Overly, of Paris, on Tuesday was elected House Democratic Caucus Chair in private leadership elections today. Overly beat state Rep. Bob Damron, of Nicholasville, for the position; all other House Democratic leaders retained their posts.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:03:27 +0000 Kenny Colston 3321 at http://wfpl.org Sannie Overly First Woman Elected to Kentucky House Leadership Fancy Farm Speeches Focus on Missing Democrats http://wfpl.org/post/fancy-farm-speeches-focus-missing-democrats <p>The absence of many Democrats gave Republicans plenty of fodder at this year&#39;s Fancy Farm Picnic.</p><p>Republicans from U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell down to local legislative candidates took shots at state Democrats and President Barack Obama throughout the event.</p><p>&ldquo;And so I think we ought to take a quick attendance check here as we get started. Governor Beshear are you here,&quot; McConnell said, with Republicans in the audience responding with a loud &ldquo;No.&rdquo;</p> Sat, 04 Aug 2012 21:45:38 +0000 Kenny Colston 1214 at http://wfpl.org Republican Leader Calls On Beshear to Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion http://wfpl.org/post/republican-leader-calls-beshear-opt-out-medicaid-expansion <p>The highest-ranking Republican in the Kentucky state House is calling on Governor Steve Beshear to reject an expansion of Medicaid set forth in the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>The Supreme Court ruling on the healthcare law allows states to opt out of the expansion of the program. House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover wants Beshear to follow other states that have opted out.</p><p>Hoover says expanding the program in Kentucky would put an even bigger burden on the state budget, even with managed care operators running the system.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:24:53 +0000 Kenny Colston 913 at http://wfpl.org