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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

Obamacare Isn’t Working; Senate Republicans Propose Better Care

Mitch McConnell

Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. In the years since, it has failed and hurt countless families along the way. Now, with the health plan Senate Republicans unveiled, we finally have the chance to move beyond this failed law with smarter health solutions.

Democrats said Obamacare would lower costs. It didn’t. From 2013 to 2017, Obamacare premiums have on average doubled in a Continue reading Obamacare Isn’t Working; Senate Republicans Propose Better Care

Gov. Bevin Continues Fighting for Kentuckians Right-to-Work

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Labor Sec. Derrick Ramsey today filed a motion to dismiss the purely political, frivolous lawsuit brought by the AFL-CIO and Teamsters challenging Kentucky’s Right-to-Work Act. This lawsuit threatens to hurt Kentucky’s families, robbing them of high-paying job opportunities. The historic new law protects employees in the Commonwealth from being forced to pay union dues in order to keep their jobs. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Continues Fighting for Kentuckians Right-to-Work

SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jared Carpenter

Over two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers put their lives on the line to create a new country in which freedom reigned. These men had a vision of a nation unafraid to face its enemies and win. We, the people of the United States, have faced insurmountable odds since our young country’s conception but continue to fight for our God-given rights unique to the United States of America.

The Fourth of July was the day on which the Declaration of Independence was ratified. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, Continue reading SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

POTUS signs VA bill//McConnell column: Keeping our Commitment to KY’s Veterans

In May, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell welcomed over 80 World War II, Korea, and Vietnam veterans from across Kentucky to Washington, D.C. during their visit with the Honor Flight program.

One of the greatest privileges I have as a U.S. Senator is representing nearly 300,000 veterans who call Kentucky home. Through their selfless service, America’s veterans have earned our admiration and gratitude. They have also earned the right to access the medical care they deserve and were promised through the U.S. Continue reading POTUS signs VA bill//McConnell column: Keeping our Commitment to KY’s Veterans

First Time Since 2011 Berea Council Unanimous On Budget

The Berea City Council approved the 2017-2018 budget in an 8-0 vote on Tuesday.

The budget process differed from past years in that it included a joint meeting with the members of the City of Berea Audit and Finance Committee and the Berea Tourism and Convention Commission. The result was that tourism commissioners fielded suggestions from city officials and ultimately committed funds to projects such as shared use trails and bike paths, as well as pledging more funds for community events. Continue reading First Time Since 2011 Berea Council Unanimous On Budget

Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Laura VanHoose Baker, Laura Marie Perry, Jackie Risden-Smith, Enola Salsman Layton, Rosemarie Young, Connie Cobb, Sara Elizabeth Jennings, Ashley Fishback, Ashley Nicole Mofield, and Kellie Ellis have been appointed to the Read-to-Achieve Council.

Laura VanHoose Baker, of Somerset, is a teacher with Somerset Independent Schools. She shall represent elementary teachers and Continue reading Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

McConnell Names Louisville Native as New Legislative Director for his Kentucky Office in Washington, D.C.

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that he has named Katelyn Conner to serve as his Legislative Director in his Kentucky Office in Washington, D.C. Katelyn, a Louisville, Kentucky native, will succeed Phil Maxson, who in April, the Senator promoted to be Chief of Staff in his Kentucky Office in Washington, D.C.

Since joining the Senator’s staff in 2010, Katelyn has served the Senator in many policy roles, most recently as Legislative Assistant. Continue reading McConnell Names Louisville Native as New Legislative Director for his Kentucky Office in Washington, D.C.