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Mitch McConnell: President should work with Congress on bipartisan jobs, reform measures

Mitch McConnell: President should work with Congress on bipartisan jobs, reform measuresU.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President's State of the Union tonight.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 17 hours ago
Politics

Ashley Judd says a political campaign may still be in her future

Ashley Judd says a political campaign may still be in her futureJudd insists in the interview with The Hill that she was prepared to run in Kentucky against McConnell, who went on to easily defeat Alison Lundergan Grimes and become Senate majority leader in the 2014 GOP wave.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Indiana bill would outlaw abortion due to gender, disability

Indiana bill would outlaw abortion due to gender, disabilityIndiana Right to Life President Mike Fichter told The Indianapolis Star he supports the bill proposed by Republican Sen. Travis Holdman of Markle. Fichter says his organization believes an unborn child should not be discriminated against based on disability or sex.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Scott opens race for governor by backing expanded gambling

Scott opens race for governor by backing expanded gamblingScott, a Pike County native, endorsed a constitutional amendment legalizing casino-style gambling. He said most of the money should be earmarked to pay down the state's unfunded pension liabilities.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Indiana

Pence likely to tout school plans in State of State speech

Pence likely to tout school plans in State of State speechPence's speech Tuesday evening to a joint session of the Indiana House and Senate will be televised by several stations around the state.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Fits like a Gov; Conway rolls out campaign

Fits like a Gov; Conway rolls out campaignSince then, they've raised $1.5 million in campaign cash and collected endorsements from key Democrats across the state, food for thought for other Democrats who may be considering the race such as Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes coming off a bruising...
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Indiana

Rush to give 1st state of judiciary speech to lawmakers

Rush to give 1st state of judiciary speech to lawmakersIndiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush, who took over the position in August, will give the speech Wednesday before a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Elections

Democrat Conway officially files for governor's race

Democrat Conway officially files for governor's raceThe Attorney General filed candidacy papers with the Secretary of State's office Monday morning. Conway officially announced his candidacy in May and has been raising money ever since, raising more than $1.3 million.
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Book tour puts Rand Paul's 'secret' weapon on national stage

Book tour puts Rand Paul's 'secret' weapon on national stageKentucky Sen. Rand Paul's wife of 24 years is stepping onto the national stage as part of a book tour launching at roughly the same time her husband is expected to enter the 2016 presidential race.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Senate approves anti-heroin bill on 3rd day of session

Senate approves anti-heroin bill on 3rd day of sessionThe bill cleared the Republican-dominated Senate from start to finish in just three days. And while lawmakers said it was not a partisan issue, politicians on both sides were positioning themselves to benefit from the bill's passage.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Coats appointed to Senate Republican whip team

Coats appointed to Senate Republican whip teamCoats was among 11 senators named Tuesday to the team that includes Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Chief Deputy Whip Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho. Republicans formally assumed the majority in the Senate on Tuesday.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

McConnell blasts veto threat, asks Obama to work with GOP

McConnell blasts veto threat, asks Obama to work with GOPDespite that disagreement over approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, McConnell held out hope Wednesday that Republicans could work with Obama on issues such as trade agreements, infrastructure improvements and rewriting tax laws.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

McConnell says he will seek common ground with Democrats

McConnell says he will seek common ground with DemocratsYou might call it climate change in the Capitol. McConnell says unlike the Democratic led senate, the Republican majority will allow opposing voices to be heard.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

McConnell: "A lot of hard work awaits' new republican Senate

McConnell: "A lot of hard work awaits' new republican SenateIt is the sign of the times, U.S. Capitol worker Gary Burris replaced the "Republican Leader" name plate on Mitch McCOnnell's door with one that caps not only the entry to McConnell's office, but his political career as Majority Leader.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

New Congress convening in with GOP in charge of both houses

New Congress convening in with GOP in charge of both housesThey planned to move swiftly toward a veto showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL pipeline, summoning unity despite a tea party-backed effort to unseat House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Indiana

Indiana lawmakers set to start 2015 budget-writing session

Indiana lawmakers set to start 2015 budget-writing sessionProjections for moderate state tax revenue growth could make it tough for advocates of increased road funding for local governments and reversing spending cuts ordered by Gov. Mike Pence to the Department of Child Services and other agencies.
  • Indiana
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

One on one with Sen. Mitch McConnell

One on one with Sen. Mitch McConnellHis Senate leadership office is fraught with history and conflict, but Mitch McConnell said his Senate will have a high tolerance for different points of view.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Fischer, other city officials 'take oath of office' Monday

Fischer, other city officials 'take oath of office' MondayThe inaugural ceremony will feature music arranged and led by Louisville Orchestra Music Director, Teddy Abrams, followed by a reception. The public is invited to attend the program which will be held in the Metro Hall rotunda starting at 10:30 a.m.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Comer picks up key endorsement fro gubernatorial candidacy

Comer picks up key endorsement fro gubernatorial candidacy"I've watched him restore trust in the office of Commissioner of Agriculture by putting principles above party affiliation," Massie said.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

'In God We Trust' signs now hang in Capitol meeting rooms

'In God We Trust' signs now hang in Capitol meeting roomsThe ACLU of Kentucky and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State are not happy about the signs, but say there is little chance a judge would order them removed.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Nation

Doctors discussing when to let elder Bush go home

Doctors discussing when to let elder Bush go homeDoctors discussing when to let elder Bush go home
  • Nation
  • 4 weeks ago
World

Belgian prime minister pelted with mayonnaise and fries

Belgian prime minister pelted with mayonnaise and friesThe Belgian prime minister was pelted with mayo and fries
  • World
  • 1 month ago
Politics

'Merry Christmas' bill is back and bigger than ever in Indiana

'Merry Christmas' bill is back and bigger than ever in IndianaFor the second year, an Indiana state senator plans to introduce legislation that would protect Christmas celebrations in public schools — and this year he wants to expand the bill to allow religious holiday displays such as Nativity scenes on town and city properties.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Top staffers resign from Heiner, Comer campaigns

Top staffers resign from Heiner, Comer campaignsIn unrelated yet similar transitions, top officials of both Republican candidates for Kentucky governor tell WHAS11 News they have decided to leave their respective campaigns.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Warren County set to pass local right-to-work law

Warren County set to pass local right-to-work lawBut Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway says the local government lacks the authority to pass such a law and labor unions have vowed to fight it in court.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Indiana

Indiana legislators to receive revenue forecast

Indiana legislators to receive revenue forecastThat will come from a tax revenue forecast scheduled to be presented Thursday to the State Budget Committee.
  • Indiana
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Is Indiana ready to legalize marijuana?

Is Indiana ready to legalize marijuana?This coming session, Tallian hopes a more narrowly defined bill to legalize marijuana for people with certain medical conditions would fare better in a Republican-controlled legislature
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago