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With teachers watching, Kentucky court considers pensions

Sep. 20, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor and attorney general, potential opponents in next year's race for governor, clashed before the state's Supreme Court on Thursday as they argued about the future of one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems. The state's Republican-dominated...

Correction: Elections Board-Grimes story

Sep. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a story Aug. 28 about Kentucky State Board of Elections, The Associated Press reported erroneously Matthew Selph's former job title. He is a former assistant to the executive director of the State Board of Elections, not the former executive director. A corrected version of the...

Kentucky Attorney General files pension brief with top court

Sep. 10, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a brief with the state Supreme Court about why he thinks a law changing the public pension system is unconstitutional. The state legislature passed SB 151 in April. It would require all new teacher hires to be moved into a...

Facing shortfall, Kentucky mulls ending Medicaid expansion

Aug. 30, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Warning of a nearly $300 million potential shortfall in Kentucky's Medicaid program, officials say they could eliminate health coverage for more than 480,000 people to balance the state's budget. Kentucky's Medicaid program spends about $11.5 billion every year, but most of that money...

Kentucky gov awards employee $215,000 raise

Aug. 29, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has awarded a member of his administration a $215,000 raise, leading the worker to make more than double the governor's salary. The Courier Journal reports the executive director of the Commonwealth Office of Technology, Charles Grindle, now makes around...

Governors of Nevada, New Mexico, Kentucky travel to Japan

Aug. 28, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republican governors of Nevada, New Mexico and Kentucky and Nebraska's GOP lieutenant governor are wrapping up a brief trip to Tokyo to meet with their Japanese counterparts. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and Nebraska Lt. Gov....

Kentucky officials take comments on Medicaid regulations

Aug. 27, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Forging ahead on sweeping health care policy changes despite legal setbacks, Gov. Matt Bevin's administration took public comments Monday as it develops regulations to overhaul Kentucky's Medicaid program. But opponents of the Medicaid changes questioned why the state was pushing...

Kentucky GOP governor will run for re-election in 2019

Aug. 25, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he will run for re-election in 2019, ending months of speculation as he has faced growing protests from public workers and teachers about his rhetoric and policies. Bevin announced his campaign Saturday in a speech to the Republican Party of...

Appeals court reviews case stemming from contract probe

Aug. 22, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A top state official's subpoena powers were on the line as a Kentucky appeals court weighed a former state worker's refusal to respond to demands for information from Gov. Matt Bevin's administration. An attorney for Frank Lassiter, the ex-state employee, said Wednesday there are...

Kentucky governor loses another round in Medicaid fight

Aug. 20, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor lost another round Monday in a legal fight over his efforts to revamp the state's Medicaid program to require poor people to get a job to keep their benefits. The latest setback for Gov. Matt Bevin came in his home state when a federal judge dismissed...