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McConnell on Getting Reelected

Updated: 10/24/2013 - As he faces ambitious campaigns in his run for reelection, Senator Mitch McConnell is promoting his power in the Senate as a reason to keep him there.

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McConnell on Ending the Government Shutdown

Updated: 10/24/2013 - After waiting more than two weeks for the House to give the Senate a budget proposal to work with, Senator Mitch McConnell says it was up to him to do the best he could to end the government shutdown.

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Liberal Lawmaker Leaving Legislature

Posted: 10/14/2013 - Democratic state Sen. Kathy Stein has been appointed to an open judgeship in Fayette County, which removes one of Kentucky's most liberal lawmakers from the Legislature.

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Boehner to Ask for Short Debt Increase

Updated: 10/10/2013 - GOP aides say House Speaker John Boehner will ask House Republicans to approve a short-term extension of the government's ability to borrow to meet its bills.

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Legislative Heads Want Meeting to Replace Sherman

Updated: 09/27/2013 - Legislative leaders want to meet to choose an interim replacement for Bobby Sherman, the former director of the Legislative Research Commission who resigned last week.

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Stumbo Appoints Sexual Harassment Panel

Updated: 08/30/2013 - House Speaker Greg Stumbo appointed the five members who will serve on the investigative committee that he called for in Thursday’s Petition for Censure or Expulsion of Rep. John Arnold.

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KY Emergency Management Chief Resigns After Audit

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Kentucky's emergency management chief has resigned after a team of auditors found misuse of taxpayer money, intimidation of employees, and an overtly hostile workplace within his agency.

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Rand Paul Courting Iowa Pastors

Updated: 07/19/2013 - Two Republican senators are visiting Des Moines to court a group that could wield powerful influence over the outcome of the state's 2016 GOP presidential caucuses.

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Comer Hails ‘Historic’ Hemp Vote

Updated: 07/11/2013 - Agriculture Commissioner James Comer cheered House passage of legislation Thursday, to allow university research on industrial hemp. The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Kentucky Leaders Denounce Obama's Climate Plan

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Posted: 06/25/2013 - Political leaders from coal-rich Kentucky were quick to denounce climate change initiatives announced by President Barack Obama, saying efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will hurt the state's mining industry, and drive up energy costs.

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KY Senators Blocked in Effort to Legalize Hemp

Posted: 06/06/2013 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul said Thursday they aren't giving up on winning congressional approval to allow farmers to grow the crop.

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KY Man Admits Secretly Recording McConnell

Posted: 05/31/2013 - A Kentucky man has admitted to secretly recording a private campaign meeting between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his aides earlier this year.

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