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‘Toxic’ in Kentucky? Selenium and Obamacare
Two “toxic” subjects dominated an otherwise routine meeting of the General Assembly’s Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee meeting Tuesday: selenium and Obamacare.
Grimes calls for Stanford to reverse coal divestment decision
Likely Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Alison Grimes launched her 50-county jobs tour last week, just as news broke of Stanford University’s decision to divest its stock in coal companies, which could jeopardize many Eastern Kentucky jobs.
Toyota moving headquarters to Dallas area
Toyota will close its Engineering and Manufacturing Headquarters in Erlanger, Ky., affecting about 1,600 Kentucky jobs, 1,300 of which will move to Plano, Tex., near Dallas.
Luallen says no to 2015 governor’s race
After months of deliberation, former state Auditor of Public Accounts Crit Luallen announced Thursday she will sit out the 2015 race for governor.
Grimes goes on attack over McConnell jobs comment
Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Alison Lundergan Grimes is castigating incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell for telling a Beattyville newspaper editor that it’s not his job to bring jobs to Lee County.
Committee seeks explanation of selenium reg discrepancies
A committee of state lawmakers wants the Energy and Environment Cabinet to explain apparent inconsistencies between its position and that of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency on a new regulation governing how much selenium mining operations may release into Kentucky streams.
Healthcare signup in state extended
While the national health exchange established by the Affordable Care Act — known to some as Obamacare — suffered glitches, crashes and delays, the Kentucky-run exchange, Kynect, was often used as a national model.
Kentucky budget passed with little debate
The Kentucky General Assembly, divided between chambers along party lines, overwhelmingly passed a $20-billion, new two-year budget not only on time but with almost no debate.
Lawmakers agree on snow bill
Kentucky school officials, parents and students finally have what they’ve been asking for: A bill to allow them to get out of school before the summer fully sets in, even if they don’t make up some of the days they missed during the severe winter.
Tensions rise during budget negotiations
Tensions increased Friday between the Republican Senate and Democratic House over continuing negotiations on a new, two-year budget. It even got personal at times.
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