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  • Bevin calls for resignation of House members involved in sexual harassment allegations

    11/04/2017 9:58:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 11/4/2017 | DANIEL DESROCHERS, KARLA WARD AND JACK BRAMMER
    FRANKFORT Gov. Matt Bevin, making his first public comments on a sexual harassment scandal that has rocked the state House of Representatives, called Saturday for “the immediate resignation of every individual who has settled a sexual harassment case, who is a party to trying to hide this type of behavior.” Bevin, in a hastily called news conference in the Capitol Rotunda, mentioned no one by name. The Republican governor called the allegations serious and reprehensible. “These alleged actions, which haven’t been denied, are reprehensible, indefensible and unacceptable. Any elected official or state employee who has settled a sexual harassment claim...
  • Complaints against Gov. Bevin unanimously dismissed by Executive Branch Ethics Commission

    07/21/2017 9:12:32 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Spectrum News Pure Politics ^ | 7/21/2017 | Kevin Wheatley
    The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has thrown out a pair of complaints accusing Gov. Matt Bevin of accepting an improper gift by spending $1.6 million to buy a home in March from a state contractor and member of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board that had been valued at around $2.5 million by the Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator. In letters dated Wednesday and first reported by Kentucky Today, the commission’s executive director, Kathryn Gabhart, informed Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, and Richard Beliles, chairman of Common Cause Kentucky, that their complaints had been unanimously dismissed by the panel at its meeting...
  • Texas responds to CA LGBT travel ban, saying state firms 'fleeing over taxation and regulation'

    06/23/2017 3:52:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 23, 2017 | Patrick McGreevy
    On Thursday, California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Texas and three other states were being put on a list of states that had adopted laws seen by Becerra as discriminatory to the LGBT community and therefore were off-limits for state-sponsored travel. That drew a response Friday from John Wittman, Abbott’s press secretary. "California may be able to stop their state employees, but they can't stop all the businesses that are fleeing over taxation and regulation and relocating to Texas,” Wittman said. A spokesman for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin also criticized California officials. “It is fascinating that the very same West...
  • WATCH: Gov. Matt Bevin Gives The Media A Piece of His Mind (Video)

    05/28/2017 5:54:53 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    RedState ^ | 05/28/2017 | Andrea Ruth
    At a press conference on Friday, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) gave the media what they asked for and delivered a point by point rundown on why he, according to them, gives short shrift to news reporters. Bevin addressed several issues he says the media is deliberately falsely reporting or simply not doing “a little homework” on before running the stories simply because they don’t agree with him politically. He points specifically to the “breaking” story that Bevin hadn’t paid his taxes yet. {..snip..}
  • Bevin set to make 'jobs announcement' (500 jobs w/an average pay of $75,000 yr. in Kentucky)

    04/25/2017 11:26:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Herald-Dispatch | April 25, 2017 | David E. Malloy
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/bevin-set-to-make-jobs-announcement/article_03f9e6c9-4b84-5c04-a7f0-b3c01a64ef35.html
  • The Democrat rebuttal to President Trump’s epic speech couldn’t have gone better – for Trump

    03/01/2017 6:22:05 AM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 1, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    Democrats did President Donald Trump a favor by picking former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to give the Party’s rebuttal to the president’s joint sessions speech. The former governor, who was defeated by Republican Matt Bevin, provided a stark contrast to an energetic, charismatic president. And, apparently, he forgot which party he belongs to.
  • Bevin, GOP lawmakers push anti-union bills as angry workers chant in hallways

    01/04/2017 7:59:48 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | JANUARY 4, 2017 | DANIEL DESROCHERS
    FRANKFORT Angry union workers packed the hallways of Kentucky’s Capitol Annex on Wednesday as Republican lawmakers pushed ahead with bills that would ban mandatory union dues and repeal a law that requires regional prevailing wages for workers on public construction projects. The chants of union workers were little deterrent to Gov. Matt Bevin and his GOP colleagues in the Kentucky House and Senate, who have made approving the bills their top priority of the 2017 General Assembly. Shouts and banging could be heard from the hallway, but the meeting room itself was packed with supporters as the House Committee on...
  • House committee investigating $11M road project delay fizzles after chairman resigns...

    12/10/2016 7:38:23 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/8/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — The chairman of a House committee investigating the delay of an $11 million road project in Jessamine County has resigned after he says House Speaker Greg Stumbo denied his request to subpoena a Democratic lawmaker who accused Gov. Matt Bevin of retaliating against him. Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, submitted his resignation during a meeting Thursday, saying Rep. Russell Meyer, D-Nicholasville, ignored a letter requesting testimony under oath last week. When he wanted to subpoena Meyer on Nov. 30 because “his was the most severe accusation against the governor,” Wayne said Stumbo’s chief of staff ordered House Clerk Jean...
  • Breaking: Kentucky GOP declaring victory - winning control of House first time since 1920

    11/08/2016 6:09:07 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 27 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics live broadcast | 11/8/2016 | cn|2 Live broadcast
    Governor Matt Bevin and incoming Speaker Jeff Hoover speaking at GOP victory rally. Taking majority including defeat of Dem House Speaker Greg Stumbo in his House district.
  • Kentucky governor: Clinton presidency may lead to bloodshed

    09/13/2016 8:23:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2016 | Adam Beam, The Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s Republican governor said blood might be shed if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president. Speaking to the annual Values Voter Summit on Saturday in Washington, Bevin said he was asked if the country could ever recover if Clinton were elected president. “I do think it would be possible, but at what price? At what price? The roots of the tree of liberty are watered by what? The blood, of who? The tyrants to be sure, but who else. The patriots,” Bevin said, referencing a quote from Thomas Jefferson....
  • Democrats fail to thwart $500k contract probe into Beshear Administration

    08/16/2016 8:12:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    The State Journal (Frankfort, KY) ^ | 8/15/2016 | Brad Bowman
    Despite a lower bid, Democrats couldn’t stop Monday’s approval of the $500,000 contract to carry out Gov. Matt Bevin’s investigation of the former Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration. The Democrats also criticized awarding the contract to a firm they said employs multiple Kentucky Republican Party operatives. The Government Contract Review Committee, made up of three Republicans and three Democrats, listened to testimony from Finance and Administration Cabinet Sec. William Landrum concerning the contract given to Indianapolis based law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister. Bevin announced in April that Landrum would undertake the investigation after former Personnel Secretary Tim Longmeyer was charged...
  • Once dysfunctional, Gov. Bevin now says former UofL board has illegal political makeup

    08/04/2016 8:45:27 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 08/02/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    After a judge ruled that Gov. Matt Bevin’s moves to replace the University of Louisville Board of Trustees did not pass legal muster, the governor is calling on Attorney General Andy Beshear to say whether he believes the former board meets legal requirements regarding the panel’s political makeup. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd granted Beshear’s request for a temporary injunction on Friday, finding that Bevin’s actions in abolishing and reconstituting the UofL board overstepped his authority. Bevin’s office has said it will appeal the ruling. In his June 17 press conference, Bevin justified his executive actions by saying the board...
  • Matt Bevin, Kentucky Governor, Orders Inquiry Into Beshear Administration (coerced contributions)

    04/20/2016 12:46:02 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEŃA
    Kentucky’s Republican governor on Tuesday ordered an investigation into what he described as wrongdoing under his Democratic predecessor, charging that state employees were coerced into contributing to political campaigns and that a contract was improperly steered to a politically connected company. Gov. Matt Bevin’s allegation of “greed and oftentimes corruption” escalates the feud between the new governor, who took office in December, and the Beshear family: former Gov. Steven L. Beshear and his son Andy, the state attorney general. On April 11, Andy Beshear sued Mr. Bevin, saying the governor acted illegally in cutting higher education spending without approval by...
  • Liberals Bent on Impeaching KY Governor for Keeping Campaign Promises

    02/25/2016 4:42:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | February 25, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    When Republican businessman Matt Bevin ran for governor of Kentucky, he promised to make a number of budget cuts in order to help fix the commonwealth's budget and salvage the huge deficit in the state's pension plan. He also promised to change marriage licenses issued by county clerks and to end the commonwealth's healthcare exchange program.The heart of Kentucky's Democratic political fortresses in Lexington and Louisville didn't think Bevin stood a chance on beating out their candidate, Jack Conway, then Kentucky Attorney General. Since 1947, only 2 Republicans have won the governor's mansion in this good old boy state prior...
  • New group formed by Beshear looks to defend health initiatives that Bevin wants to shutter, amend

    02/11/2016 6:27:50 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/11/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, two months out of office, said Thursday that his conscience would not allow him to "ride off into the sunset" as he unveiled a nonprofit group that will advocate to retain federal health reforms he enacted. Save Kentucky Healthcare, a 501(c )(4) organization, will be launching an online advertising campaign, said Beshear... He also cited an economic report by Deloitte Consulting that Bevin has called "baloney." "Look, Gov. Bevin prides himself on being a successful businessman, and he should recognize and appreciate hard numbers, facts and evidence," Beshear said at a press conference at the...
  • House committee discussion leads to accusations and defense of Bevin Administration

    02/09/2016 7:09:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/8/2016 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT - Democratic and Republican lawmakers got into a heated debate over leadership in the administration of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in a committee meeting on Monday. Democratic members of the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Human Resources questioned cabinet officials about why there are no specifics on how their department would be affected by the 4.5 percent cuts in the current fiscal year and the 9 percent cuts in the upcoming biennium. Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, criticized Bevin's administration for its lack of specific on the proposed cuts, saying that he felt that there was a lack of leadership...
  • Abortion bill passes 33-5, heads to governor to be signed into law

    02/01/2016 5:50:21 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    Kentucky Today ^ | 2/1/2016 | Kristen Lowry
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Women seeking abortions will have to have face-to-face meetings or real-time video consultations with their physicians at least 24 hours before undergoing the procedures under legislation that received final passage in the Senate Monday. The final vote was 33-5. Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, said the legislation "will give voice to those who cannot speak for themselves." The measure, which has widespread support from religious groups, now goes to Gov. Matt Bevin, who is expected to sign it into law.
  • Governor Matt Bevin Shuts Down Illegal, Unlicensed Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic in Kentucky

    02/01/2016 6:28:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Governor Matt Bevin Shuts Down Illegal, Unlicensed Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic in Kentucky A Louisville, Kentucky Planned Parenthood abortion clinic shut down Friday after pro-life Gov. Matt Bevin discovered the abortion clinic was operating without a license. The new abortion clinic opened in December and applied for a license to do abortions from the state; however, last week, Bevin’s office found out that the abortion clinic began offering surgical and medical abortions in January without a license, LifeNews reported. The Courier-Journal reports that the abortion clinic stopped doing abortions Friday after Bevin’s office sent a “cease and desist”...
  • Governor Matt Bevin blasts Planned Parenthood

    02/01/2016 8:17:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    http://www.facebook.com/GovMattBevin ^ | 2/1/2016 | Governor Matt Bevin (R-Kentucky)
    From Governor Matt Bevin, responding to PP's allegation that his administration approved them to open an abortion clinic: You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. Nov. 19 - Planned Parenthood filed deficient application to provide abortions. Attached to the application were purported written agreements, however, neither was actually with a "licensed acute care hospital capable of treating patients with unforeseen complications," or a "licensed local ambulance service for the transport of any emergency patient," both of which are required to be filed with the Cabinet before abortions can be performed. Dec. 7 - Mere hours...
  • Gov. Bevin sends cease-and-desist letter to Louisville Planned Parenthood offering abortions

    01/30/2016 8:30:10 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    WKYT ^ | 1/28/2016 | WKYT NEWS STAFF
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Matt Bevin says a cease-and-desist letter was sent Friday to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville that is accused of performing abortions illegally. On Friday, Bevin told WKYT's Bill Bryant that there were "people on site right now investigating the exact scope and nature of what they've been doing." "It's literally unfolding," Bevin said before a 1 p.m. taping of Kentucky Newsmakers. Planned Parenthood leaders say the health clinic opened in Louisville last month. Officials have said they applied for an abortion facility license, and began services under the guidance of the Kentucky Office of...