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Andy Beshear vetoes voter ID bill, says it would ‘create an obstacle’ to voting

April 3, 2020

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed a controversial bill that would have required people to show photo identification before they could vote in Kentucky elections.

In his veto message, Beshear wrote Senate Bill 2 “would create an obstacle to the ability of Kentuckians to exercise their right to vote, resulting in fewer people voting and undermining our democracy.”

Women lawmakers are leading the way for the General Assembly

April 2, 2020

I’ve been able to follow the 2020 legislative session by watching live or archived videos of committee meetings and floor debates anywhere there’s a WIFI signal. I have been appalled at some of the issues our legislators prioritize and disappointed with their inability to stand up for what’s right.

‘Perversion of democracy’ underway in Frankfort as lawmakers continue to meet amid pandemic

March 19, 2020

In the middle of a worldwide pandemic and national crisis, when every credible governmental official and health expert is telling us to practice social distancing and stay at home, the Kentucky legislature continues to meet. It is considering bills that have nothing to do with helping the state through the coronavirus crisis.

What a perversion of democracy.

KY Residents with Pre-Existing Health Conditions Worry Over ACA's Fate

March 11, 2020

Kentuckians living with diabetes, cancer, asthma and other chronic health conditions are worried about the fate of the Affordable Care Act, which bans insurers from denying coverage based on pre-existing medical conditions.

On notice: Legislature’s surprise move would darken government transparency in KY

March 9, 2020

There are always plenty of nefarious tricks hidden away in the General Assembly’s budget bills, but this time around, House Republicans lobbed a stealth bomb that would destroy an important public compa

Faith Leaders Sign Letter Opposing Anti-‘Sanctuary’ Immigration Bill

February 27, 2020

More than 300 faith leaders have called on Kentucky legislators to stop advancing a bill that would ban agencies, cities and public employees from adopting so-called “sanctuary” immigration policies.

‘Codifying hate and fear.’ Why are KY legislators targeting transgender kids?

February 7, 2020

the General Assembly is considering an entire “Slate of Hate,” against gay and transgender kids, including a bathroom bill and a bill to punish transgender athletes.

As doctors, we’re distressed by KY bills that threaten the lives of transgender children

February 7, 2020

As health professionals who provide care for transgender and gender diverse patients, we have great concern, and in fact outright distress, over two bills that have been introduced into the Kentucky legislative session.

Kentucky Utility Regulators Sue To Limit Public Records Access

January 23, 2020

Amid last year’s fight over net-metering legislation, a lobbyist working on behalf of utilities asked the regulatory agency that oversees utilities to weigh-in with a letter to lawmakers.

The Public Service Commission sent a letter to lawmakers a week later.

Kentucky bill would make it harder for formerly incarcerated people to vote

January 21, 2020

Less than a month after newly sworn-in Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order restoring the right to vote to roughly 140,000 people with felony convictions who have completed their sentences, state Republicans 

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