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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announces his intent to call for a recanvass of the voting results from Tuesday's gubernatorial elections during a press conference at the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

Kentucky Governor Faces Big Decision in Contested Election

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin could face a legacy-defining decision when the vote totals from the Kentucky governor’s race are double-checked Thursday — concede to Democrat Andy Beshear or contest last week’s election in a historic move that could put the outcome in the hands of state lawmakers. Bevin faces a growing… Read More

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announces his intent to call for a recanvass of the voting results from Tuesday's gubernatorial elections during a press conference at the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

Some in GOP Warn Against Election Challenge in Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentucky Republicans are warning Gov. Matt Bevin against challenging the election results in his reelection bid unless he finds evidence of massive fraud. U.S. Rep. James Comer, who lost to Bevin by 83 votes in the 2015 GOP gubernatorial primary, is among Republicans suggesting Bevin may need to accept those… Read More

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, along with lieutenant governor candidate Jacqueline Coleman, acknowledge supporters at the Kentucky Democratic Party election night watch event, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Louisville, Ky.

Beshear Claims Victory in Kentucky; Bevin Refuses to Concede

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s bitter race for governor went into overtime as Democrat Andy Beshear declared victory while Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a close ally of President Donald Trump, refused to concede with results showing he trailed by a few thousand votes. Kentucky has some sorting out to do before inaugurating its next governor…. Read More

Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky.

Kentucky Judge Removed from Teacher ‘Sickout’ Case

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge whose social media interactions raised questions about his impartiality was removed Friday from presiding over a politically hot-button lawsuit challenging an investigation of mass teacher protests by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration. The state’s chief justice, John D. Minton Jr., disqualified Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd from… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Ky. Lawmaker: Pension Audit Will Result in Follow-up Legislation

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky audit that found two public pension systems falling short of complying with a law requiring more transparency will result in follow-up legislation, a veteran lawmaker said Monday. Republican state Sen. Jimmy Higdon predicted that the next round of legislation in 2020 will try to bring the pension systems in… Read More

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin at an event

Bevin Campaign Ad Touts Job Growth During His Term

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s first TV ad of his fall reelection campaign plays up the state’s job growth and his willingness to make tough choices while acknowledging some of those decisions “ruffled some feathers.” The commercial also briefly shows Bevin with President Donald Trump — continuing the governor’s theme of… Read More

Kentucky Pension Law Seen as ‘Negative’ for Credit Rating

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s new pension law looms as a “negative” for the state’s credit rating, according to a credit rating agency’s report. Gov. Matt Bevin, who urged lawmakers to enact the law, said Monday he wasn’t surprised by the Moody’s report, saying it backs up his claims that considerably more work is needed… Read More

Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin

Bevin-Beshear Grudge Match Set For Fancy Farm Picnic

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s a showdown that’s been boiling for years — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear competing in the cauldron of Kentucky’s foremost political event. As they prepare to square off in the summer heat Saturday at the Fancy Farm picnic, the governor’s race already has the makings… Read More