Disability advocates staged a “die in” protest outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on June 22. The protest is in response to the Senate Republicans health care plan, which includes proposed cuts to Medicaid. Police arrested demonstrators including a some in wheelchairs.
Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) released the Senate Republican health care bill details on Thursday. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also spoke on the Senate floor stating the bill is not as great as it seems.
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Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission chairman George Troutman said on Wednesday, July 21, 2017, that the panel will appeal a federal judge's ruling that would let lobbyists give gifts and campaign donations to the lawmakers they're trying to influence.
Rev. Alan Hoyle, a spokesman for a group of Amish people from Bath Co., defends Amish salve maker Samuel A Girod, who faces federal prison time for selling improperly labeled salve on June 20, 2017, in Frankfort, Ky. Hoyle is not a member of the Amish faith.
The first statue was installed at the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden with the image of the African-American Hall of Fame jockey overlooking the park and looking down the intersection of Third Street and Midland Avenue.
Mark Nickolas, who ran a controversial political blog called BluegrassReport.org in Kentucky a decade ago, explains why he is returning to Kentucky politics as the campaign manager for Amy McGrath, a Democrat who is expected to soon announce her run for Central Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.
Dan Canon, a Louisville attorney who represents several people suing to overturn Kentucky's ban on medical marijuana, says the Kentucky Constitution guarantees a right to privacy and to be free of arbitrary police powers.
Amy Stalker says she had more control over her own health when she lived in Colorado, where marijuana can be legally prescribed as medicine. Stalker now lives in Kentucky, where medical use of marijuana is banned.