From the Mansion

Could Biden Nomination of Bevin/Cameron Lawyer Shift Pardon Liability?

An attorney that helped issue one of the most controversial pardons from the administration of Gov. Matt Bevin is about to be nominated to a lifetime appointment for federal judge thanks to a deal between Sen. Mitch McConnell and President Joe Biden, according to the Courier-Journal. The newspaper reports Chad Meredith will be nominated by...

Here’s Who is Serving on Gov. Beshear’s Cannabis Committee

On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear made his first steps towards allowing medical cannabis in the Commonwealth by seating an advisory committee. After the General Assembly failed to pass a medical marijuana bill in the legislative session, Beshear promised to take action on the issue that polls incredibly well with Kentuckians. Through an executive order, the Governor...

Gov. Beshear Files Emergency Order to Freeze Gas Tax

Gov. Andy Beshear has filed an emergency order effectively freezing Kentucky’s gas tax – preventing a 2-cent increase per gallon that would have taken effect July 1. The current tax rate of 26 cents was set to increase under a regulatory trigger, resulting in a price hike on both regular and diesel fuel. Beshear asked...

Gov. Beshear: KY Reaches Lowest Unemployment Rate in State History

As Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, continues to gear up for re-election he will do so with some powerful statistics of the state’s performance. The latest numbers Beshear is sharing with the state shows the commonwealth just hit the lowest unemployment rate in state history. According to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency within the...

Beshear’s E-Battery Boom: Japanese Company Latest to Invest Billions in KY

Andy Beshear is continuing to make historic announcements showing he has done what countless politicians before him have tried to do, make the commonwealth a hub for advanced manufacturing bringing billions of dollars and thousands of jobs in the process. The first-term Democratic governor announced on Wednesday that Bowling Green, Kentucky, will be home to...

Lawmakers Seek to Swing Executive Branch Ethics Commission Towards GOP

Republican lawmakers are seeking to limit the governor’s power to appoint members to the commission which monitors those lobbying the governor and constitutional officers and executive branch personnel. The bill comes as the agency tasked with upholding ethics is seeking to hire a new director. House Bill 334, would allow the legislature to reorganize the...

Beshear Campaign Raises Specter of Craft Cash in Latest Fundraising Email

“Republicans are willing to spend whatever it takes to win.” That is the latest headline in a fundraising email from Gov. Andy Beshear’s re-election campaign to their supporters. Beshear’s team is pointing to one Republican in particular who could dump money into a gubernatorial election and asking his supporters to dig deep in an effort...

Uno Reverse: Beshear Issues Executive Order Cutting Vehicle Property Tax, Proposes Sales Tax Cuts

FRANKFORT – With the stroke of a pen Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, slashed vehicle taxes and some Republican hopes on Wednesday. With an executive order, Beshear effectively issued an Uno Reverse Card, immediately cutting vehicle property taxes caused by rising used car values, increases that Republicans were blaming on him. The move side-lined Republican legislation...

Ag Commish Quarles Offers His Resume to County Attorneys & Offers to Babysit for AG Cameron

LEXINGTON – Dozens of shifting and disinterested county attorneys shift in their seats and make hushed conversation as the biography of Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles is read aloud in a ballroom in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. He stares back at a group from the front of the room standing to the side of the elevated...