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McConnell, Grimes report strong fourth quarters
Money poured into the campaign coffers of both incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and his likely Democratic opponent this fall, Alison Lundergan Grimes, during the fourth quarter.
Beshear putting tax reform ideas on table
Gov. Steve Beshear will discuss his ideas for tax reform with some key lawmakers Monday in hopes of seeing it pass the 2014 session that is nearly one-third complete.
Partisan talk in Senate spotlight
Don’t put too much faith in all the professions of bi-partisanship coming out of the state capitol these days.
With the passage of Tuesday’s filing deadline for this year’s legislative elections, there will be more frequent displays by members of both parties trying to gain a partisan advantage on issues going into the election season.
$93.3 million for EKU construction in Beshear budget
The two-year state budget that Gov. Steve Beshear presented to the General Assembly on Tuesday night includes $66.3 million to complete Eastern Kentucky University’s New Science Building.
‘Pride and regret’ in Beshear budget
Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday night offered state lawmakers reluctant to tackle tax reform in an election year a two-year budget he said filled him with both pride and regret. It’s a budget that proposes more money for elementary and secondary education and for state workers’ salaries – but cuts nearly everything else.
Highlights from Beshear’s budget plan
Gov. Steve Beshear’s budget proposal for the next two years will “harm a lot of services vital to Kentuckians” but will also “make investments in the future of Kentucky that will make a tremendous difference in the future.”
Madison Project gets behind Bevin candidacy
Matt Bevin is getting some outside help in his uphill battle to unseat U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in the May Republican primary — and a lot of it targets Republican strongholds in Kentucky.
State, national teacher groups endorse Grimes
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has been endorsed by the National Education Association and the Kentucky Education Association.
House Democrats, Beshear have positive meeting
In an election year, not much of significance happens in the General Assembly before the filing deadline, which is Jan. 28 this year.
Beshear talks tax reform, help for education
Kentucky’s progress in education “is in jeopardy with every dollar we cut out of education,” Gov. Steve Beshear told state lawmakers Tuesday night in his State of the Commonwealth address.
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