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GOP 42nd Dist Special Election Nominee Has Run for Seat Before

Two women are vying to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Reginald Meeks, D-Louisville, including one candidate who has campaigned for the seat before. Meeks held the district for more than two decades, including defending the seat against the current Republican nominee for the Feb. 22, 2022, special election, Judy Stallard. Stallard ran against...

JCPS Admin First to File for Newly Created Louisville House Seat

A Jefferson County Public Schools employee is the first Democrat officially in the race for the newly created vacant 34th District House seat. Jonathan Lowe a Jefferson County Public Schools Policy and Systems Administrator filed paperwork with the Kentucky Secretary of State on Friday declaring his candidacy for Kentucky State Representative in the newly drawn...

‘Our Future Is Now,’ Gov. Beshear Tells Kentucky Calling for Big Investments

In a sparsely attended speech before the joint House and Senate, Gov. Andy Beshear once again laid out his budget priorities telling legislators it is time to spend big to move Kentucky forward. My budget is titled: ‘Our Future Is Now.’ Because now is when we must make bold investments,” Beshear said in his address...

Republican Larry Forgy With Deep Ties to KY Politics Dies at 82

Prominent Kentucky Republican Larry Forgy who ran for governor three times and had ties to politics going back decades has died. He was 82 years old. Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr, R-Lexington, Forgy’s sister shared the news on her Facebook page Thursday morning. Kerr said that Forgy died at UK Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, just before...

Redistricting Adds Chaos Into Already Jam-Packed Election Year

The legislative district boundaries have shifted in plans that likely await the Governor’s veto pen and subsequent General Assembly override, but for more than candidates and incumbents, this process will add a healthy dose of chaos to an already chaotic election season. If the districts move forward this year the shifts will mean additional work...

GOP Stepped on Beshear’s Budget Toes, But the Governor is Getting a Week of Media Attention

Gov. Andy Beshear may have had his toes stepped on by Republicans in the House of Representatives when they broke with protocol introducing their version of the two-year state budget last week, but the Democratic governor is making this a week of the press – introducing his budget bit-by-bit before he unveils the full plan...

Gov. Beshear Calls for $2 Billion in Pre-K through 12th Grade Education

In a Monday morning press conference the week after House Republicans unveiled their full budget and days before he will unveil his full budget request to the state, Gov. Andy Beshear called on the legislature to put billions into Kentucky’s public education system. Beshear pointed to record investments in the state from outside companies as...

Open Seats Created in the House and Senate Under the Redistricting Plans

There are six new open and vacant districts created in the House and Senate redistricting plans, four seats are now open in the House and two seats have been created in the Senate. With the filing deadline delayed to Jan 25 at 4 pm candidates have time to file for all of the updated House...

House Republicans Introduce Budget Bills Ahead of Beshear’s Speech

House Republicans have filed a two-year spending plan days ahead of Gov. Andy Beshear’s budget address to the Commonwealth, a move that House Democrats blasted as “beyond petty.” The House budget plan includes “record funding for education,” pay increases for the Kentucky State Police, state employees, social workers, and educators. House Budget Committee Chairman Jason...