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  • KY Gov suggests cutting degrees like interpretive dance

    09/18/2017 6:00:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 15, 2017 | Kyle Perisic
    Facing an estimated $200 million deficit, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) encouraged his state’s universities to cut unnecessary degree programs to help balance the state’s budget. In a speech to the Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship on Tuesday in Louisville, Kentucky, Bevin suggested that the universities and colleges could "find entire parts of your campus...that don't need to be there.”
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • A Great Day for Kentucky and America

    11/10/2016 7:45:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2016 | Governor Matt Bevin
    History was made Tuesday in both the Commonwealth and the nation. A political outsider won the Presidency and did so while ignoring conventional political wisdom regarding campaign tactics. More importantly for the commonwealth, a seismic political shockwave was felt across our state. I referred to it on election night as a historical roar of the people not dissimilar from that once referenced by Winston Churchill. By now you've likely heard the numbers. For the first time in 95 years, Kentucky Republicans have a majority in the House. This new reality, along with the unity we now share in the...
  • Clinton: People should stop listening to GOP "propaganda"

    05/16/2016 4:49:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 5:24 PM EDT
    Hillary Clinton says it’s “time people stopped listening to Republican propaganda.” The remark was pushback from the likely Democratic presidential nominee against a vocal critic during a rally in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Monday. Clinton was praising the record of former Gov. Steven Beshear, a Democrat, noting education and employment gains, as well as his expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Clinton then said that Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is “trying to undo it all.” …
  • Kentucky House Up For Grabs? Been Dem since 1920!

    03/08/2016 12:10:10 PM PST · by SomeCallMeTim · 33 replies
    AP ^ | March 08, 2016 | Adam Beam
    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The fate of the last legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats is in the hands of a few thousand Kentucky voters in four House districts scattered throughout the state. Those voters will choose four state representatives Tuesday in a series of special elections created by resignations and two strategic appointments by new Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Democrats have 50 members and Republicans 46 in the Kentucky House of Representatives, where Democrats have held the majority for nearly a century. A Republican sweep would mean Democrats would not control the chamber for the first...
  • “The day of reckoning has come," for kynect, health officials say [Obamacare Kentucky]

    02/28/2016 6:54:40 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/16/2016 | Don Weber
    FRANKFORT – Kynect, the portal to Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, was described as too expensive and not sustainable by Kentucky Medicaid Commissioner Stephen Miller and Vicki Yates Brown Glisson, Secretary, Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Glisson told members of the House Budget Subcommittee on Human Resources on Tuesday that since the federal money used to support Kynect is beginning to go away, it is fast becoming cost prohibitive to keep what she calls “the website, or portal” intact. “The day of reckoning has come, and we’re going to have to pay the bills,” Glisson said. Glisson told legislators that...
  • 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...
  • The politics of Cruz and the personality of Trump — in one governor

    02/07/2016 7:30:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Post ^ | February 7, 2016 | Richard Warnica
    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- At the start, of course, he was a joke -- a rich man playing politics, dismissed by friend and foe. But he stayed in it. His numbers climbed. And at a certain point, he wasn't funny anymore. He is Matt Bevin, the governor of Kentucky, and his election last fall may say more about the current state of Republican politics than anything happening in New Hampshire this week. Bevin has been called "The Donald Trump of Kentucky." But he's more of an amalgam really: a mix of Trump, Ted Cruz and something all his own. His success...
  • Republican senators personally walk informed consent bill to Bevin's office for signature

    02/03/2016 7:13:44 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/2/2016 | Don Weber
    WITH VIDEO - The first pro-life bill to clear the House and Senate in a dozen years was personally walked down to Governor Matt Bevin by members of the GOP on Tuesday for his signature. Senate Bill 4, which allows real-time telemedicine consultations between doctors and women seeking an abortion, was signed on the spot by Kentucky's governor. GOP members of the Senate decided to walk the bill down to the governor's office where bill sponsor Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, personally handed the legislation to Bevin. Bevin gave the group the option to move the signing date to February...
  • 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...
  • Ky. Governor claims Planned Parenthood performs 'illegal, unlicensed' abortions

    01/28/2016 8:47:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | 1/28/2016 | Jessica Denson
    Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- Gov. Matt Bevin (R) claimed Thursday that Planned Parenthood is performing illegal and unlicensed abortions in Kentucky. He spoke to reporters and photographers during an unrelated event in Louisville. "I've always been a very strongly unapologetic pro-life individual," Bevin said. "To that end, that has not changed. What I tell you is interesting, and this is just breaking news even today, is that Planned Parenthood is illegally performing abortions in Kentucky." He went on to say, "It's that brazen disregard for the law that is going to be hammered down. There is no tolerance whatsoever for...
  • Live coverage: Gov. Matt Bevin (R-KY) State of the Commonwealth Budget Address

    01/26/2016 4:03:34 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    KET Live Stream ^ | 1/26/2016
    Governor Matt Bevin (R-Kentucky) State of the Commonwealth Budget Address - click link for live stream
  • Lexington Mayor Jim Gray running against US Sen. Rand Paul

    01/26/2016 2:46:37 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 12 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 1-26-2016 | Sam Youngman
    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray filed to run for the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning as a Democrat, declaring his candidacy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on the day of Kentucky’s filing deadline. Gray, 62, told the Herald-Leader Monday night that he decided to challenge Paul last week and that he “absolutely” thinks he can win despite the state’s rightward lurch and widespread disapproval of President Barack Obama. Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article56605288.html#storylink=cpy
  • Will Governor Bevin Break His Obamacare Promise?

    01/19/2016 5:21:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January, 19, 2016 | Daneen Borelli
    Obamacare continues to be the policy issue that confounds grassroots conservatives, causing a major rift between activists and Republican politicians. Republican candidates across the nation tapped into voter anger over the unpopular health care program to propel their elections only to fail on the campaign pledges to end it. After years of promises, Congress finally passed a bill to repeal Obamacare in an effort to launch 2016 in a conservative direction. As expected, President Obama promptly vetoed the legislation, reminding the GOP of their futile efforts to repeal his health care plan. In his veto message, President Obama said...
  • Trump Gave $50k to McConnell to Defeat Tea Partier Bevin

    01/17/2016 11:50:31 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 161 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 1/17/2016 | Thomas
    Donald Trump has been trying to burnish his conservative credentials in his recent attacks on other Republican candidates. Despite his normal attacks on Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush, he has now taken to attacking Ted Cruz, calling him an "ultimate hypocrite" and implying that he is ineligible to run for the Presidency. Now it is revealed that Trump attacked current Kentucky Governor and former Senate candidate Matt Bevin. Before Bevin's victory last November he attempted to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Senate primary.
  • McConnell, Bevin say political changes on the horizon for Democrat-led House

    FRANKFORT - Two Kentucky Republicans who won lopsided victories over their Democratic opponents - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Gov. Matt Bevin - predicted Wednesday that the last southern legislative chamber in Democratic hands would soon come under GOP control. McConnell, who met with Bevin privately in the governor's Capitol office, called the political outcome "inevitable", and Bevin said Republicans would triumph in the upcoming election cycle. "It is a matter of time," Bevin said. "It's a function of when the House turns. It will happen in 2016. There's no question about that." ... "In my election where...
  • The Gift of Religious Freedom

    12/27/2015 6:31:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Last Tuesday, Kentucky's new governor, Matt Bevin, issued an executive order that eliminates the names of all county clerks from marriage licenses and protects the unalienable constitutional rights and religious freedoms of Kim Davis and all other clerks in Kentucky."This action is a fulfillment of a campaign promise by Gov. Bevin and is directly what our client Kim Davis has been requesting for months," said Mat Staver, Davis' attorney and founder of the Christian civil rights firm Liberty Counsel. "This promise will enable her and other clerks to do their jobs without compromising religious values and beliefs."The governor's statement reads in part:"To...
  • Kentucky Reduces the Minimum Wage (for state workers)

    12/26/2015 12:29:36 PM PST · by TTFX · 19 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | December 25, 2015 | Robert Wenzel
    "Wage rates ideally would be established by the demands of the labor market instead of being set by the government" he said. "The minimum wage stifles job creation and disproportionately impacts lower skilled workers seeking entry-level jobs," Bevin wrote in his executive order.
  • Inauguration of Governor Matt Bevin and Lt. Governor Jeanine Hampton

    12/08/2015 7:28:03 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    KET video | 12/8/2015
    Governor Matt Bevin (R-Kentucky) and Lt. Governor Jeanine Hampton (R-Kentucky) were officially sworn in shortly after midnight today and had a public ceremonial swearing-in later in the day along with inaugural parade and other festivities. Unfortunately I was not able to find the full inauguration day videos, but was able to find their speeches from the swearing-in, which are well worth watching: Inauguration speech of Lt. Governor Jeanine Hampton Inauguration speech of Governor Matt Bevin Official swearing in shortly after midnight and remarks by Bevin and Hampton