Gov. Matt Bevin today thanked members of the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Congressional Delegation for signing a joint letter sent to Health and Human Services Sec. Burwell, asking her for an expedited approval of Kentucky’s Section 1115 demonstration waiver known as Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health).
State Rep. Leslie Combs, the sponsor of Kentuckys new public-private partnership (P3) law, said that interest in what has become model legislation continues to grow, both around the commonwealth and across the country.
“I predict today’s decision is the first of what will be a series of Kentucky Supreme Court rulings against Governor Bevin’s illegal actions. The court’s opinion strongly re-confirms the legislature’s spending authority as the constitution’s framers intended, and it gives our public postsecondary schools and our college students the money they should have had all along. While I am certainly pleased about the overall ruling, I am worried about the effect it will have on legislative standing in future Continue reading STATEMENT From House Speaker Greg Stumbo→
Unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between August 2015 and August 2016, rose in 36 and stayed the same in Montgomery and Wayne counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Gov. Matt Bevin today announced the appointment of Andrew V. McNeill as Deputy State Budget and Policy Director within the Office of State Budget Director. Mr. McNeill most recently served as Senior Advisor to the Governor in the Governor’s Office.
The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) has opened its eighth demonstration site for its Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) in Thelma in Johnson County for Kentuckians with hearing loss or speech impairment to test a variety of telephones.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Sec. Greg Thomas today issued an emergency order waiving the hours of service for commercial motor vehicle operators delivering petroleum in Kentucky. The order is in response to a gasoline pipeline leak in rural Shelby County, Alabama.
Fulfilling a promise made to address Kentucky’s number one issue, Gov. Matt Bevin today announced the PFM Group was selected to provide consulting services for a comprehensive review of Kentucky’s state pension systems.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell helped secure several priorities benefitting Kentucky in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which passed the Senate today. Senator McConnell talked about the legislation and the Kentucky impact on the Senate floor this morning. The legislation must be passed in the House of Representatives before being sent the President for Continue reading Senate Passes Bill that Strengthens Kentucky’s Water Infrastructure→
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its 2015 Certified Organic Production Report today from the survey conducted earlier this year. The survey queried all known USDA-certified organic farms across Kentucky.
Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for August 2016 was 4.9 percent from a revised 5 percent in July 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced today that five Kentucky riverports have been awarded $500,000 in grants from Kentucky’s Riverport Financial Assistance Trust Fund. The grants will fund necessary riverport improvements and repairs.