Despite Pension Attention In Kentucky, Transparency Bill Fails

by Ryland Barton – A bill that would have enacted transparency measures for Kentucky’s ailing pension systems failed to pass this legislative session, despite a last-minute push. Some lawmakers say the systems need more scrutiny from the legislature. They’ve criticized hefty fees paid to investment managers and devotion to so-called “alternative investments,” which they’ve said are too risky.…

Republican Party of Kentucky hires communications director, political director ahead of fall elections

by Nick Storm, @NickStorm_cn2 – With control of the state House of Representatives up for grabs the Republican Party of Kentucky has added a political and communications director. Tres Watson, who last ran Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles campaign, has been named as the Republican Party’s communications director. The RPK has also named Josh Thomas as political director. “Republicans stand to…

Bevin: Possible illegal activity uncovered in predecessor’s administration, Andy Beshear’s AG campaign

by Joey Brown, Digital Content Manager – FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) – Gov. Matt Bevin announced on Tuesday that a preliminary investigation by his administration has uncovered “questionable activity” within the administration of his predecessor, Gov. Steve Beshear. Furthermore, Bevin said there is evidence that state employees were coerced into donating to the 2015 campaign of Beshear’s…