After Brexit, Kentucky congressman wants ‘Amexit’

  by Elizabeth Koh, ekoh@mcclatchy.com – Rep. Thomas Massie thinks it’s time for “amexit.” The Republican congressman from Kentucky renewed his call for America to leave the United Nations Saturday, days after citizens in the United Kingdom narrowly voted to leave the European Union. Massie, referencing the Brexit vote, suggested it might be America’s turn in a post on…

Lexington prepares for lawmakers convention featuring Calipari, Carville

by Jack Brammer, jbrammer@herald-leader.com –  FRANKFORT — State lawmakers from across the South will be in Lexington July 9-13 for a conference that will include speeches by University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari and the dynamic political duo of Mary Matalin and James Carville. Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, who will preside over the conference in wrapping…

Ethics Commission OKs Crowdfunding For Legislative Campaigns

by Ryland Barton – The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission has ruled that political candidates are allowed to use crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter to raise money for their own political campaigns. Crowdfunding websites help people raise money for projects or causes in exchange for a cut of the proceeds. In its formal opinion, the commission warned against promoting crowdfunding webpages…