Adam Edelen, Matt Jones launch political group

by Tom Loftus, @TomLoftus_CJ Former state Auditor Adam Edelen and Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones on Tuesday formally launched a political movement with a hope of drawing fresh ideas and new leaders behind a moderate and progressive political agenda. The group, which Edelen and Jones have been planning since early this year, is called the New Kentucky…

GLI: City heat study doesn’t justify more regs

by James Bruggers, @jbruggers – In his first heat management report, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called on residents and business owners to take steps to improve the livability of Louisville by reducing heat. Frankie Steele, Special to CJ Business group recommends incentive-based and voluntary programs for environmental tree, heat initiatives. STORY HIGHLIGHTS GLI said it understands the…

Kentucky’s General Fund Receipts Up 4.8% in July

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS & ROB CANNING –  Kentucky Budget Director John Chilton says the Commonwealth’s tax collections in July were up nearly 5 percent from a year ago. Chilton says state General Fund receipts last month totaled $769.3 million. His office reported big gains in income and property tax collections and that corporate income tax collections rose more…

Yarmuth decries Bevin’s Medicaid plan at debate

by Morgan Watkins, @morganwatkins26 – Gov. Matt Bevin said in a press conference he will seek permission from the federal government to reshape the federal-state health program that covers about 1.3 million Kentuckians. Michael Clevenger, CJ U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth criticized Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed changes to Kentucky’s Medicaid program during a debate in downtown Louisville Wednesday afternoon, saying he…