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  • Well-Connected Unemployment Director Quietly Fired Amid Crisis [Kentucky / Andy Beshear (D)]

    07/20/2020 9:12:51 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    KyCIR ^ | 7/20/2020 | ELEANOR KLIBANOFF and JARED BENNETT
    Like thousands of other Kentuckians over the last few months, Travis Powell just wanted a simple answer from the state Office of Unemployment Insurance. Powell is not an unemployed worker; he’s vice president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, and he wanted to know what to tell state universities about how to handle unemployment claims from work-study students. On April 20, he was put in touch with Muncie McNamara, the executive director of the Office of Unemployment Insurance. According to emails obtained through an open records request, McNamara said he’d look into it. After a week went by with no...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 7/10/2020 Newsdump Friday

    07/10/2020 9:13:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/10/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News: President Trump commuting the sentence of Roger Stone...... How about "revenue raisers" or in plain language "higher taxes" to deal with tax revenue shortfalls and recovery from the coronavirus situation? Government officials across the country beginning to broach the subject. Among them New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy..... A Kentucky judge's order putting a cloud over Democrat Governor Andy Beshear's mask (muzzle) order..... "Over the past several week I have been asked repeatedly about what the Town of Eagar plans to do about Covid-19, masks, visitors, riots etc. It is somewhat alarming how many expect and almost invite a...
  • Scott Circuit Judge grants statewide temporary restraining order against Gov. Beshear

    07/09/2020 8:50:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    WLEX-18 News ^ | 7/9/2020 | Web Staff
    (LEX 18) — Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced on Thursday that a Scott Circuit Judge ordered Gov. Andy Beshear to cease issuing or enforcing executive orders related to COVID-19 unless the orders meet specific criteria for an emergency as outlined by state law. The Judge stated that, in order to issue and enforce executive orders related to COVID-19, the Governor must specify the state of emergency that requires the executive order, the location of the emergency, and the name of the local emergency management agency that has determined that the emergency is beyond its capabilities. “The Governor cannot issue broad,...
  • Federal judge rules against Kentucky governor Beshear's (D) order to stop protests during pandemic

    06/25/2020 12:52:24 PM PDT · by RandFan · 21 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | JUNE 25, 2020 | BY JACK BRAMMER
    A federal judge has ruled Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear went “too far” in limiting in-person protests at the Capitol during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Greg Van Tatenhove said Wednesday in a 24-page order that Beshear must amend his mass gatherings order to allow for in-person protests. Despite the order, several large gatherings have been held outside the Capitol in recent months, at least one of which Beshear attended himself. A large rally is planned Thursday outside the Capitol to call for police reforms and remember Breonna Taylor, a woman shot and killed in March by Louisville police as...
  • 7.7 MILLION people have signed the Justice for Breonna Taylor Petition

    06/20/2020 10:56:44 AM PDT · by RandFan · 53 replies
    Change.org ^ | June 20th | RandFan
    Breonna Taylor was an award-winning EMT and model citizen. She loved her family and community, working at two hospitals as an essential worker during the pandemic. Nearly four months ago, a division of the Louisville Police Department performed an illegal, unannounced drug raid on her home. Not a single officer announced themselves before ramming down her door and firing 22 shots, shooting Breonna 8 times, killing her. Not only were the police at the WRONG HOUSE, but the man they were looking for had already been arrested earlier that day. 1. Charges must be filed immediately. The officers involved, specifically...
  • Thousands of people stand in jaw-dropping line for EIGHT HOURS to speak to officials about their unpaid unemployment benefits in Kentucky

    06/19/2020 1:02:24 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/17/2020 | Keith Griffith
    Shocking images have revealed the depth of the unemployment crisis in the coronavirus pandemic, after thousands of people in Kentucky lined up to wait at a makeshift unemployment office. State officials on Tuesday set up the makeshift unemployment office near the State Capitol, hoping to offer assistance to outraged residents planning to hold a protest there over their unpaid benefits. Governor Andy Beshear, a Democrat, has said the most updated numbers he has show 7,566 unemployment claims from March still remain unpaid, along with 27,507 from April and 17,619 from May.
  • Beshear promises health insurance for all black Kentuckians

    06/08/2020 3:14:38 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 87 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | June 08, 2020 | Daniel Desrochers
    After more than a week of protests against police brutality and racial injustice, Gov. Andy Beshear announced several actions Monday aimed at reducing racial inequality in Kentucky. The biggest promise by far was a pledge to make sure every black Kentuckian has health insurance. He also announced plans to provide anti-bias and other training for police officers and teachers “My commitment today is we’re going to begin an effort to cover 100 percent of our individuals in our black and african american communities,” Beshear said. “Everybody. We’re going to be putting dollars behind it, we’re going to have a multifaceted...
  • One dead after shooting involving police, National Guard in Russell neighborhood

    06/01/2020 6:06:08 AM PDT · by Bratch · 17 replies
    WDRB.com ^ | June 1, 2020 | WDRB staff
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man is dead following a shooting on 26th and Broadway by Dino's Food Mart in the Russell neighborhood. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear released a statement on his Twitter page early Monday morning saying he has authorized Kentucky State Police to lead the investigation. Statement from Governor Andy Beshear: LMPD Chief Steve Conrad says police and the National Guard were called to Dino's Food Mart at around midnight to help clear a large crowd that had gathered in the parking lot. Officers were met with gunfire while clearing the lot, according to Conrad. Both LMPD and...
  • Column: Beware the virus of mistrust

    05/09/2020 10:48:47 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    WAVE 3 ^ | 5/8/2020 | Jim Waters
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Gov. Andy Beshear missed a golden opportunity to demonstrate that he’s personally walking the COVID-19 walk as well as talking the talk concerning the need for Kentuckians to hunker down at home and the commonwealth to shut down its economy with the exception of what he deems “essential” services. Instead of responding immediately to an open-records request by the Bluegrass Institute related to determining whether the staff at Beshear’s own home abides by the same suffocating COVID-19 protocols he’s demanding from his fellow Kentuckians, the administration took 12 days to finally provide the information. Not only...
  • Thousands of Protesters Slam Gov. Andy Beshear: He Closed Churches But Kept Abortion Clinics Open

    05/04/2020 12:39:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | May 4, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    At least 1,000 Kentuckians protested Saturday in Frankfort against Gov. Andy Beshear’s decision to allow abortions to continue while restricting church gatherings and small businesses. Kentucky Today reports protesters urged the governor to reopen the state and allow people to return to church and work. Like many Democrat governors, Beshear restricted church gatherings, small businesses, non-essential medical care and more to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and preserve medical supplies for life-saving medical care. However, the governor allowed an exception for elective abortions – after the state’s only abortion clinic donated to his campaign, something state Rep. Stan...
  • Why KY's Democratic Governor Had To Apologize to This Man Waiting on Unemployment Benefits

    04/30/2020 4:32:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    Kentucky’s Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has had his highs and lows. I’m sure no one took kindly to the fact that he ordered police to take down the license tags of parishioners who were out celebrating their Easter service. He then held a presser, where he called out those who were trying to defraud the unemployment benefits system by filing under false names, like Tupac Shakur.  “We had somebody apply for unemployment for Tupac Shakur here in Kentucky, and that person may have thought they were being funny, they probably did. Except for the fact that because of them, we...
  • Beshear’s veto of abortion bill called ‘absolutely unimaginable’

    04/25/2020 2:45:30 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    Kentucky Today ^ | Friday, April 24, 2020 | Mark Maynard
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed Senate Bill 9 on Friday, saying that Kentucky law already fully protects children from being denied life-saving medical care and treatment when they are born. ... House Speaker David Osborne said he was “outraged and saddened over the decision to veto a bill aimed at protecting human life” and Attorney General Daniel Cameron called it "reprehensible." “Make no mistake, the governor had a choice and he used it to defend the indefensible,” Osborne said. “The Born Alive Act simply requires physicians and other health caregivers to provide life-saving medical care to infants...
  • Beshear Vetoes 'Born Alive' Abortion Bill

    04/25/2020 10:57:56 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    FRANKFORT - Kentucky's Democratic governor has vetoed abortion legislation pushed by Republican lawmakers. The bill would have given the state's Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron authority to regulate abortion clinics and the power to suspend abortions as an elective procedure during the coronavirus outbreak. Another part of the vetoed measure would have required doctors to provide life-sustaining care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt. The measure cleared the legislature in the waning hours of this year’s legislative session. As a result, lawmakers won’t have an opportunity to override Governor Andy Beshear’s veto. In a statement on...
  • Kentucky’s GOP Legislature Overrides Liberal Governor Bashear’s Veto On Voter ID Requirements

    04/18/2020 3:37:31 PM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 18 April 20 | Brock Simmons
    A veto made by Governor Andy Beshear opposing a voter ID law was defeated in the state legislature. Lawmakers in both the Kentucky House and Senate voted to override Beshear’s veto of SB 2. Republican state lawmakers called the proposed voter ID law one of their top priorities at the beginning of the 2020 legislative session. Proponents said it would increase confidence in the state’s elections by preventing fraud, but Democrats are claim that problem doesn’t exist, adding the bill would keep legal voters from heading to the polls. Voters would need a photo ID to cast a ballot in-person...
  • Midwest Governors Announce Partnership to Coordinate Reopening Economies

    04/17/2020 9:48:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/17/2020 | Isabel Van Brugen
    A bipartisan group of governors from seven states announced on April 16 that they would form a Midwest regional partnership to coordinate efforts to reopen their states’ economies amid the CCP virus pandemic. The partnership will see the governors exchanging expert data and advice to reopen their economies in a way that “prioritizes our workers’ health,” the governors said in a statement Thursday. It includes Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-Ill.), Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.), Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.), Gov. Andy Beshear (D-Ky.), Gov. Tony Evers (D-Wis.) and Gov. Tim Walz (D-Minn.). “We look forward to working with...
  • The Government Our Founders Warned Us About Is Here

    04/15/2020 8:57:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2020 | John Dempsey
    The COVID-19 virus pandemic is unprecedented. It has brought new challenges to the federal government, governors of states, local-level politicians, and us as individuals. Democrat governors were expecting President Trump to take care of the problem. Instead, he rightfully put the onus back on the governors, as he should have since they are directly responsible for their citizens. However, some politicians have seized the opportunity of added control then topped the newfound capability with a little extra tyranny. Gretchen Whitmer is the governor for the state of Michigan – she is a Democrat. Michigan has been hit with the COVID-19...
  • Kentucky lawmakers override Gov. Beshear's veto of voter ID measure

    04/14/2020 9:16:43 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 59 replies
    KLKY and AP ^ | April 14, 2020 | Mark Vanderhoff
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky's Republican state lawmakers took advantage of their supermajority in both the House and Senate on Tuesday and voted to override Gov. Andy Beshear's vetoes of five bills. They're also expected to vote to override his line-item vetoes of the budget either Tuesday night or Wednesday. Advertisement By far, the most high-profile of the bills Beshear vetoed in its entirety was Senate Bill 2, which requires voters to present a photo ID at their polling location.
  • ‘Tyrant Beshear’: Worshipers Attending Kentucky Easter Drive-In Service Find Nails Dumped On The Road, Police Presence

    04/13/2020 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 13, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Kentucky Christians who attended drive-in services on Easter — despite warnings from the governor to stay home over the coronavirus pandemic — were met by police presence and nails dumped in the road, the pastor of a Kentucky church said. Democratic Kentucky Andy Beshear had announced that the state would enforce a stay-at-home measure by recording the license plates of any person attending Easter services. Americans in other states, such as in Nevada, Colorado, California, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania, similarly gathered to observe the Christian holiday through drive-in church services. “This is a time and weekend, a whole week for multiple...
  • Senators Have Message for Kentucky Governor Who Pledged to Record Churchgoers' License Plates

    04/12/2020 3:36:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Easter Sunday is one of the most important days of the year for Christians around the globe. Yet the holiday will look much different this year during the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of celebrating with fellow worshipers, most Christians will be celebrating Jesus's resurrection from their living rooms. Including Vice President Mike Pence. The CDC wants it that way, having issued guidelines that Americans avoid gatherings of more than ten people. However, some churches are defying those guidelines on Sunday and holding Easter services as previously planned. Louisiana Pastor Tony Spell, for instance, was charged with half a dozen misdemeanors last...
  • Kentucky worshippers met with nails in road as they defy coronavirus lockdown

    04/12/2020 3:03:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 100 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 12, 2020 | 4:14pm | Lee Brown
    Many — including the defiant pastor, Rev. Jack Roberts — arrived with their plates covered, with officers instead recording their VIN numbers, the paper said. Even more desperate measures appeared to have been taken to keep the faithful away — with “piles of nails” blocking each entrance, according to photos shared by the Courier Journal. It was not clear who had left the nails, which were eventually cleared by church volunteers in time for the main arrivals, the paper said. Kentucky State Police troopers then left large signs on every car left in the church lot, the paper said —...