Bevin wants to slow down case involving his university budget cuts

  by Jack Brammer, jbrammer@herald-leader.com – FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin wants to put the brakes on Attorney General Andy Beshear’s efforts to get the Kentucky Supreme Court to consider quickly Beshear’s case against Bevin’s controversial midyear budget cuts to public universities and colleges. In a five-page response filed Monday in response to Beshear’s request to the state’s highest…

Mitch McConnell says Trump should apologize for ‘stupid’ comments on judge

  by CURTIS TATE, ctate@mcclatchydc.com – WASHINGTON — At an event promoting his memoir Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it was “stupid” for Donald Trump to single out a judge’s Mexican heritage and said the Republican presidential candidate should apologize and “get on script.” He did not, though, back away from supporting the New York real estate…

10 Kentucky House races to watch

by Tom Loftus, @TomLoftus_CJ – FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Republicans say they have years of momentum and that a big voter turnout in November for a presidential election will help them seize majority control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time since 1921. “A fantastic chance,” said Tres Watson, spokesman for the Republican Party of Kentucky.…