McConnell caves to demands for U.S. Senate vote on criminal justice reform bill
McConnell caves to demands for U.S. Senate vote on criminal justice reform bill

The criminal justice reform bill would allow some non-violent federal offenders out of prison sooner and create pathways like halfway houses for re-integration back into society.

Ky. attorney general says lawsuit against Marathon moving toward a June trial
Ky. attorney general says lawsuit against Marathon moving toward a June trial

The attorney general's office deposed Marathon CEO Gary Heminger on Nov. 30.

Lawrence Smith
Gov. Holcomb proposes increased spending for tax breaks in new 2-year spending plan
Gov. Holcomb proposes increased spending for tax breaks in new 2-year spending plan

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is aiming to preserve a $1.8 billion state budget surplus while not directing more money toward goals of increasing teacher pay.

Appeals to Scott Walker: Don't stain legacy, veto bills
Appeals to Scott Walker: Don't stain legacy, veto bills

Wisconsin's incoming Democratic governor says he's willing to go to court if a Republican plan to restrict his powers is signed into law _ but he'll first ask GOP Gov. Scott Walker to veto the legislation.

December 6th, 12:19 AM EST
Voting access takes center stage in Georgia runoff
Voting access takes center stage in Georgia runoff

Amid a battle over the fairness of Georgia's elections, two men are locked in a runoff to oversee the future of the state's election apparatus.

December 3rd, 6:48 AM EST
GOP suspicion after Democratic sweep in California
GOP suspicion after Democratic sweep in California

A combination of recent changes in California's election rules lengthened the ballot-counting process and upended traditional voting patterns in a year Democrats captured a string of U.S. House seats.

December 1st, 3:17 AM EST
Bill pre-filed in Ky. would impose fine on anyone forbidding breastfeeding
Bill pre-filed in Ky. would impose fine on anyone forbidding breastfeeding

The proposal comes after a woman claims a manager at the St. Matthews restaurant demanded she cover up while breastfeeding.

Kentucky banks seek tax changes ahead of legislative session
Kentucky banks seek tax changes ahead of legislative session

The Kentucky Bankers Association said it hired three accounting firms to survey 59 banks, finding they pay a tax rate of 13.3 percent compared to the 5 percent rate charged to other corporations.

Mitch McConnell faces tough choice on criminal justice proposal
Mitch McConnell faces tough choice on criminal justice proposal

Sen. McConnell has been hearing the debate rage from both sides.

Political leaders paying tribute after death of former president George H.W. Bush
Political leaders paying tribute after death of former president George H.W. Bush

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush died Friday night at the age of 94.

Not president, not yet a senator: Romney is starting over
Not president, not yet a senator: Romney is starting over

Not president, not yet Utah senator: Romney learns Washington in the rarefied Senate.

November 30th, 2:16 AM EST
Washington's new power standoff - Trump, Pelosi
Washington's new power standoff - Trump, Pelosi

President Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi may have the most important relationship in Washington.

November 30th, 1:36 AM EST
McConnell's year-end wish: Getting Congress to legalize hemp
McConnell's year-end wish: Getting Congress to legalize hemp

The Senate's top leader has his own priority in Congress' lame-duck session: passing a farm bill that includes a full pardon for hemp, the non-intoxicating cousin of marijuana that's making a comeback in his home state of Kentucky.

November 29th, 12:56 AM EST
Ky's AG asks US Supreme Court to affirm states' rights to sue pharma companies
Ky's AG asks US Supreme Court to affirm states' rights to sue pharma companies

Andy Beshear has joined other attorneys general asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow states to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable.

Ky. attorney general asks lawmakers to pass expanded gaming to fund public pensions
Ky. attorney general asks lawmakers to pass expanded gaming to fund public pensions

Andy Beshear sent an email to legislators saying the move would free up state revenue for education, health care and fighting drugs.

Recount expected for Pioneer Village mayor's race after 6 votes separate candidates
Recount expected for Pioneer Village mayor's race after 6 votes separate candidates

A total of 900 people voted, but nearly 250 others who got a ballot left the mayor's race blank.

Valerie Chinn

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