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A GOP Governor Just Undid A Major Voting Rights Victory In His State

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics

Kentucky's new Republican Gov. Matt Bevin reversed a move Tuesday by his Democratic predecessor to restore voting rights to at least 140,000 peo...

Governors Could Restore Voting Rights For Millions Of People If They Wanted To

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

There’s a growing bipartisan consensus in Congress that restoring voting rights for people with felony convictions is a crucial aspect of crimi...

Kentucky Governor Restores Voting Rights To Nonviolent Former Felons

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday that would automatically restore voting rights to a large number of...

Kentucky Can't Just Fire The Clerk Who Won't Give Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

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Governors Alarmed: More Die From Overdoses Than Car Crashes

Barry D. Wood | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Barry D. Wood

At the July 25th summer meeting of the National Governors Association there was an unexpected bipartisan call to arms against drug abuse.

Jeffrey Young

Democratic Governors Ready To Help If Court Guts Obamacare | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare subsidies in two-thirds of the country, President Barack Obama won't be the only leader offe...

Kentucky: Our Same-Sex Marriage Ban Isn't Anti-Gay Because It Applies To Straight People, Too

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is arguing the state's ban on same-sex marriage isn't discriminatory because it applies to straight peopl...

Jason Cherkis

Kentucky's New Heroin Law Marks A 'Culture Shift' | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night, Kentucky lawmakers passed wide-ranging legislation to combat the state’s heroin epidemic. The bipartisan measure rep...

Kate Sheppard

McConnell Crusades For States To Ignore EPA Rules, But Kentucky's Not Listening | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is personally appealing to governors across the country to help thwart the Obama administ...

Ryan Grim

What Happens When Red States Embrace Obamacare | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

A new Gallup survey has found that the two states with the most dramatic drop in their respective rates of uninsured are Kentucky and Arkansas, both d...

Steve Beshear, Eric Schmidt To Aid Democrats' Election Autopsy

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are turning to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and others to lead a task force to ad...

Coming Soon: A Flood of Marriage-Equality Decisions (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

2014-07-09-ScreenShot20140709at10.18.47AMsmall.pngIn just the last year, 22 courts have overturned state bans on marriage equality. And with numerous upcoming hearings, that number is likely to climb into the 30s within a few weeks.

Sam Stein

Kentucky Governor Wants To Keep The Triple Crown As Is | Sam Stein | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The governor of the state that hosts the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown says he doesn't want to see any changes to the system,...

Sam Stein

Gov. Steve Beshear Urges Fellow Democrats To Take Obamacare 'And Run With It' | Sam Stein | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fresh off a six-month period in which his state defied expectations to become one of Obamacare's defining success stories, Kentucky Gov....

Pro-Equality Attorney General Running to Replace Anti-Equality Governor (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

2014-05-12-ScreenShot20140512at12.13.24PMsmall.pngIf victorious, Conway would be Kentucky's first pro-equality governor.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway Running For Governor

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway will run for governor in 2015. Conway, a Democrat, officially announced his candidacy in a Tuesday statement...

Finally, A Political Conflict That Isn't Such A Bad Thing

Pew's Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Kentucky Gay Marriage Recognition Put On Hold

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge is giving Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countri...

Dem Attorney General On Gay Marriage Decision: 'I Wanted To Be On The Right Side Of History'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Two weeks after Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway (D) refused to defend Kentucky's gay marriage ban, the state's top lawyer offered more insight o...

Kentucky Man Charged With Threatening Governor, Family

AP | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill the state's governor, first ...

After Marriage Equality Win, State Leaders Take Opposite Sides on Appeal (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

2014-03-11-ScreenShot20140311at7.35.48PMsmall.pngThings must be a little tense at the capitol building in Kentucky right now, where the governor and attorney general have staked out opposite positions on a marriage equality ruling.

Kentucky Governor To Appeal Gay Marriage Ruling With Outside Counsel

AP | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

BY BRETT BARROUQUERE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday that the state will hire outside attor...

Bill Clinton's Rescue Ride

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Springtime is coming, baseball teams have reassembled for training, Robert Redford is back on cable playing Roy Hobbs in The Natural and Bill Clinton has begun his ride to rescue Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.

Steve Beshear: Alison Lundergan Grimes Better Off Without Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) said Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), is better off withou...

The Affordable Care Act Will Defeat Mitch McConnell's Reelection Bid

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The president whose defeat was McConnell's major reason for existence will be directly responsible for McConnell's demise. And the delicious irony is that it will be Obamacare that will be the nail in McConnell's political coffin.