The National Association of Secretaries of State unanimously pass resolution reaffirming states’ rights in election administration

by Madeline Janicki –  Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes along with other members of the National Association of Secretaries of State unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution in response to a letter they received from the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. In a statement, Grimes said that she helped lead the effort to reaffirm states’ constitutional rights…

Gov. Bevin’s case for pension, tax reform boosted by $138.5M shortfall, legislators say

by Morgan Watkins , @morganwatkins26 – FRANKFORT, Ky — As Gov. Matt Bevin advocates for pension and tax reform, his administration must grapple with a $138.5 million shortfall in tax revenues for the most recent fiscal year. The shortfall — announced in a Monday news release from State Budget Director John Chilton — presents a short-term challenge for Bevin’s…

Omni Hotel says California travel ban cost them 2 conventions, Mayor Fischer calls on state lawmakers to act

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — In a statement the general manager for the Omni Hotel in Louisville says California’s recent state-funded travel ban to Louisville cost them two conventions they were slated to host. General Manager of the Omni, Scott Stuckey, said the hotel had received calls from each convention, stating they were “withdrawing from negotiations.” “We…

Second lawsuit against KY Cabinet: Workers kept case open for federal money

by Cameron Knight , cknight@enquirer.com – A second lawsuit was filed in federal court Friday alleging the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services drags out cases against parents to collect additional federal money. The first case was filed in May by Holly Schulkers against Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services workers and St. Elizabeth Healthcare after…

Caboni takes helm at WKU

Staff Report For the first time in two decades, Western Kentucky University has a new president. Timothy C. Caboni’s first day on the job was Monday, becoming WKU’s 10th president. He replaces Gary A. Ransdell, who retired after 20 years as WKU’s president. “Today is an exciting day for Kacy and me as we begin…