Comment: Stop Bevin’s kynect, Medicaid plans

The following commentary appeared in the Courier-Journal, and is from Rep. Jim Wayne, Rep. Joni Jenkins, Rep. George Brown, Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, Rep. Darryl Owens, Rep. David Watkins and Rep. Tom Burch:   The superbly accurate reporting of the Courier-Journal’s Deborah Yetter, which outlines in detail the outrageous lies and subterfuge perpetrated upon Kentuckians…

McConnell #DoYourJob

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell keeps reminding us why he’s bad news. He says he won’t move forward on the nomination of Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisabeth Tabor Hughes to the federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. In a statement, McConnell’s office cited the reason that the President did not consult with McConnell before announcing the…

Senate budget borrows from Bevin’s bad ideas

Like a predictable sequel to a bad movie, the Senate released its own version of Bevin’s Bad Budget Strikes Back. The Senate’s budget has many of the cuts featured in Gov. Bevin’s budget proposal, including a nine percent reduction in funding for Kentucky colleges and universities. The Senate also cut funding for specific projects like…

No Republicans Vote Against House Budget

FRANKFORT, Ky. — If you don’t like something, you vote against it, right? Evidently, House Republicans must know that this is a good budget because none of them voted against it. The Kentucky House voted to approve its version 53-0 — with all Republicans abstaining from the vote. The House version of the budget restores Gov. Bevin’s…

Bevin’s Misleading Video Backlash

From creating a social media storm to generating local and national news coverage, the Kentucky Democratic Party has made sure people know what that Gov. Bevin’s little video stunt was a big joke. He walked into an empty House Chamber and tried to say that House members weren’t doing their jobs on the budget. The truth…

This House is Not For Sale

There are three new faces in the House. We welcome Rep. Lew Nicholls, Rep. Jeff Taylor and Rep. Chuck Tackett, who were part of the landslide victory in the Special Elections on March 8, despite all of the Washington-based super PAC money that helped fund the Republican campaigns. When asked about their first priority, all three answered the…

Seum’s Shame

The reaction was strong when the Kentucky Democratic Party made sure people knew about shameful remarks from Sen. Dan Seum. The comments were made to rape victims after testimony in support of a senate bill that would allow the collection of DNA (a cheek swab) after a felony arrest. Basically, the senator from Fairdale told…