Massie votes against Maya Angelou post office

by Scott Wartman, swartman@nky.com – Naming a post office doesn’t seem divisive. But Northern Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Garrison, joined eight other Republican lawmakers in voting against naming a post office in Winston-Salem, N.C., after poet Maya Angelou. Massie couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. The measure passed 371-9 in the U.S. House. One of the…

GOP presidential caucus stirs voter confusion

by Chris Mayhew, cmayhew@communitypress.com – Northern Kentucky county clerks are being inundated with calls they can’t answer about Kentucky’s March 5 Republican presidential caucus. People are angry and confused about why the caucus is happening at all and why there is only one location to vote in each county, said Campbell County Clerk Jim Luersen. County…

Rubio, Kasich announce new endorsements in run up to caucus

by Nick Storm, @NickStorm_cn2 – The campaigns for Republican presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich continue to name new endorsements from former Congressmen in the scramble for delegates in Kentucky. The endorsements come a day ahead of Super Tuesday and less than a week before Saturday’s Kentucky GOP caucus. On Sunday, Rubio garnered the endorsement…

So where does the Ky. budget bill stand?

Tom Loftus, @TomLoftus_CJ – FRANKFORT, Ky. – As university presidents and advocates for other state programs protest Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed 9 percent funding cuts, deadlines are fast approaching for lawmakers to start shaping a final state budget. But the uncertainty over the balance of power in the Kentucky House and the nature of Bevin’s budget…