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Report: Many states in good shape to weather a recession

Dec. 2, 2019 6:33 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After a couple years of robust tax collections, states across the U.S. are better prepared than ever to weather a potential recession, according to a report released Monday that examines states’ savings. The good news in the report from Moody’s Analytics is tempered...

Kentucky’s next lt. gov: ex-teacher and education advocate

Nov. 27, 2019 3:09 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s a role that seems scripted for Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman — as an educator transitioning to the job as a “full partner” in an administration vowing to make public education a top priority. In the days since Democrat Andy Beshear’s victory...

McConnell highlights leadership role in 2020 reelection bid

Nov. 25, 2019 5:10 PM EST

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Setting likely themes for his 2020 reelection bid, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that his leadership role in Congress allows Kentucky to “punch above its weight” in national politics. Speaking to a business group in London, Kentucky, the Republican...

Beshear says avoiding national politics fueled Kentucky win

Nov. 22, 2019 3:04 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear said Friday that he won in the red state of Kentucky by distancing himself from national politics and connecting with voters desperate for leaders focused more on their needs and less on “the 24-hour cable news cycle.” Beshear, who...

Kentucky lt. gov. appealing ruling in suit against governor

Nov. 21, 2019 7:13 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Continuing a legal fight at the top of Kentucky’s government, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton is appealing a ruling that concluded Gov. Matt Bevin’s office acted within its authority when firing her top two assistants. Hampton’s attorney, Joshua Harp, filed a notice that...

Thousands of teachers pack Indiana Statehouse for protest

Nov. 19, 2019 4:08 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several thousand teachers wearing red surrounded the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday to call for better pay and more respect from the Republican-dominated state government in a protest that closed more than half of the state’s school districts for the day. The union-organized rally...

Democrats’ Southern victories could affect redistricting

Nov. 18, 2019 2:25 PM EST

The re-election victory by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over the weekend has assured Democrats of an all-important place at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census for future elections to Congress and the state Legislature. Edwards’ narrow triumph on Saturday marked the third...

2019 Takeaways: Suburb shift, high turnout and ‘Socialism!’

Nov. 17, 2019 9:15 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Odd-year elections in Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia have let Democrats expand their footprint in Southern states where Republicans dominated not long ago. Those outcomes hardly predict national 2020 results: President Donald Trump isn’t suddenly at risk of losing Louisiana...

Beshear to Kentucky teachers: Help is on the way

Nov. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — On election night, long before his win in the Kentucky governor’s race became official, Democrat Andy Beshear made clear who he thought helped make it happen. “To our educators, this is your victory,” Beshear proclaimed in a Nov. 5 victory speech as he maintained...

Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

Nov. 15, 2019 4:38 AM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump said the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried to flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in deep-red Louisiana. Speaking in friendly territory in a state he carried in 2016 by 20...