Lawmakers’ pension info still secret in Ky.

by Adam Beam, Associated Press – FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s constituents know that he’s contributed $5,575.79 to his state retirement account, that it has collected $104.38 in interest and that it has a balance of $5,680.17. But that’s only because McDaniel requested a copy of his statement and posted it to his Facebook…

Ky House Democrats confident, turn eyes to fall

by Joseph Gerth, @Joe_Gerth – FRANKFORT, Ky. – A day after increasing their majority in the Kentucky House, Democrats were confident they could continue to hang on to the chamber when the general election rolls around in November. That’s despite the presidential election presenting Republicans with federal issues that are expected to be more friendly to them…

6 takeaways from Ky House special elections

by Joseph Gerth, @Joe_Gerth – Here are some takeaways after Democrats won three of four special elections on Tuesday, preventing Republicans from taking control of the House. House pace on Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget likely to continue:  On Monday, Bevin took to Facebook to suggest in a video that the House was wasting time on passing his budget, questioning why…