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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

Gov. Bevin Continues Legal Fight to Defend Live Dismemberment Abortion Ban

Gov. Matt Bevin’s

Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team on Wednesday evening filed their opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in defense of House Bill 454 (HB 454), which bans the brutal and grotesque practice of live dismemberment abortions.

HB 454 was passed by the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support from legislators and signed into law by Gov. Bevin on April 10. The ACLU and a Louisville abortion clinic quickly challenged the law, and a U.S. District judge in May ruled in their favor.

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House Democrats offer plans to help public health depts., other quasi-governmental agencies with pension costs

House Democratic leaders and two state legislators who serve as the caucus’ representatives on the General Assembly’s Public Pension Oversight Board unveiled legislation today that would provide permanent relief to quasi-governmental agencies facing steep spikes in their public-pension costs.

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Jerry Little: U.S. 25 N. widening project will handle rain storm runoff

It’s come a long way. The U.S. 25 N. widening project includes new drainage infrastructure on both sides of the roadway. Contractors have told the city the project will be finished within seven weeks.

Will the improvements of the U.S. 25 N. widening project adequately handle rain storm runoff? Yes, according to Berea City Councilmember Jerry Little.

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Statement by Attorney General Andy Beshear on Blackjewel Complaints

Andy Beshear

“My job is to protect Kentucky families and ensure our workers are treated fairly and with the dignity they deserve. In the last several days, my office has received numerous troubling complaints related to the Blackjewel mining company ranging from clawed back paychecks to child support issues. I have therefore instructed my office to use all of its powers and resources to seek answers for those who have been harmed. No Kentuckian should put in an honest day’s work only to have their paycheck taken away and their livelihood disrupted.” —Attorney General Andy Beshear

Federal Court Affirms Major Pro-Life Victory for Gov. Bevin, Commonwealth

Matt Bevin

In a major pro-life victory for Gov. Matt Bevin and the people of the Commonwealth, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today denied EMW Women’s Surgical Center’s petition for rehearing of the House Bill 2 ultrasound case.

In April, the Sixth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of HB 2 (2017), which requires an abortion provider to provide mothers with an ultrasound and a description of what it depicts, as well as the opportunity to hear the fetal heartbeat, before she chooses to terminate her pregnancy.

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