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Supreme Court Health Care Decision
2:33 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Daniels Says Health Care Law Will Cause Soaring Premiums

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels issued this statement in response to today's U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the federal health care law:

“The immediate implications for Indiana are a huge increase in health insurance rates, especially for young people, and the need to decide whether to try to construct a so-called “exchange” or let the federal government do so.

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Business
1:54 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

U of L Approved for State's Largest TIF District

U of L's Belknap TIF is over 900 acres.

 

Kentucky’s economic development cabinet has granted final approval for a special taxing district near the University of Louisville’s Belknap campus.  

The over 900-acre tax increment financing district is the largest ever approved by the state.   The TIF program will allow U of L to keep a portion of state and local taxes generated within the district.

U of L President James Ramsey says the district will help finance an engineering and applied sciences research park, much like the healthcare facilities developed in the downtown TIF district.

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Local News
1:46 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

KentuckyTo Pay $19K In Redistricting Legal Fees

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo
Kentucky Legislative Commission

The Kentucky General Assembly will use $19,000 of public money to pay for legal fees stemming from state redistricting.

Louisville attorney Sheryl Snyder represented the state Legislative Research Commission earlier this year when some lawmakers challenged the constitutionality of Kentucky’s redistricting plan. House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the $19,000 bill for those services was sent by e-mail Wednesday night.

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Healthcare
1:32 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Federal Healthcare Law and Kentucky Medicaid, Youth

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul law, known as the Affordable Care Act, could extend Medicaid to 300,000 more Kentuckians if the state decides to accept the terms laid out in the law.

The court ruled the federal government cannot withhold Medicaid funds to states that choose not to implement rules under the ACA, but if states choose to increase the poverty level for eligibility to 133 percent, the federal government will support them.

Kevin Russell from scotusblog.com explains:

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Politics
12:29 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Paul Dimisses SCOTUS, Health Care Ruling

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., dismissed the role of the Supreme Court in disagreeing with the high court's ruling to uphold President Obama's health care law.

From Paul's office:

 “Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional. While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right,” Sen. Paul said.

Politics
11:27 am
Thu June 28, 2012

McConnell: Ruling Underscores Need To Repeal "Obamacare"

Here is a statement released by

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Politics
11:09 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Rep. Young: Health Care Law Still "Bad Public Policy"

Indiana Congressman Todd Young (R-Bloomington) released this statement on today's Supreme Court health care ruling:

“Because of the negative effect on our economy and job creation, I’m disappointed that the so-called individual mandate requiring every American to purchase health insurance will stand.  However, I am pleased that the Court has affirmed that our federal government is constitutionally limited in its ability to regulate Americans’ lives.

 

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Local News
10:49 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Yarmuth Praises High Court ACA Ruling

Third District Congressman John Yarmuth released this statement following today's Supreme Court Ruling upholding President Obama's health care overhaul:

“Today, the Supreme Court made a decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act that is in step with the Constitution and the majority of Americans.

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Local News
9:24 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Special Coverage of SCOTUS Decision on Health Care

Starting at 10:00 this morning, WFPL will carry special coverage to bring you the latest news and analysis on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

From 10:00 to noon, we'll broadcast On Point live. The show will have expert guests and listener calls. 

At 1:00 pm, Here and Now will bring you more coverage of the decision.

At 7:00 pm, NPR will have a wrap-up of the day's events.

Politics
6:17 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Fischer Backs Local Sales Tax Option

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer supports a local option sales tax within the county limits to raise additional revenue for Metro Government.

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