Archive

You are viewing the "Gov. Matt Bevin" Archives

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, left, and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear participate in a debate at the Singletary Center

Bevin, Beshear Square Off in Combative Televised Debate

By:
Posted on:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin aggressively pushed back against Democratic challenger Andy Beshear’s plan to legalize casino gambling, while the incumbent declared he regretted nothing he’s said about teachers as they met in a high-stakes debate Monday night. The bitter rivals, sitting next to each other, didn’t hide their mutual animosity during… Read More

Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin

Bevin, Beshear Wrangle Over Education in Debate

By:
Posted on:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear traded shots in a rancorous debate Tuesday night that turned personal when the incumbent brought up his challenger’s children to claim his opponent is a “fraud” in promoting public education. Beshear responded that he supports his children and told Bevin that… Read More

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin delivers the State of the Commonwealth address to a joint session of the state legislature at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky.

Kentucky Governor Faces Pushback Over Use of State Aircraft

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal fight with his lieutenant governor. Gov. Matt Bevin tried to defuse the air travel controversy late Thursday by… Read More

Andy Beshear

Beshear Wins Endorsement From Fraternal Order of Police

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has won an endorsement from the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police. Beshear has stressed his record as attorney general in his campaign against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Beshear says he has worked with law enforcement on his top goals. Beshear points to his efforts… 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.

Judge Refuses to Step Aside from Teacher ‘Sickout’ Case

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team has failed to persuade a judge to step aside from hearing a lawsuit stemming from protests that shut down some schools. Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd on Wednesday denied a motion asking that he disqualify himself from the case. The lawsuit filed by Attorney… Read More

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin at an event

Bevin Campaign Ad Touts Job Growth During His Term

By:
Posted on:

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 teachers fill the capitol for a rally.

Motion Seeks to Remove Judge From Teacher ‘Sickout’ Lawsuit

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has asked that a state judge be removed from a lawsuit that challenges the use of Kentucky labor law to obtain the names of teachers who participated in “sickouts” to protest at Kentucky’s Capitol. News outlets report that a motion filed Tuesday seeks the removal of… Read More

In a Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 file photo, Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Ky., greets President Donald Trump as he steps off Air Force One at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, in Hebron, Ky., to speak at a campaign rally in Cincinnati.

Kentucky Governor Looks for Boost From Trump

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The reelection campaign of Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin recently raised the ante in the November election, placing nearly $4 million worth of advertising on television and radio leading up to his showdown with Democratic challenger and Attorney General Andy Beshear. Now, the governor’s campaign is looking to reap a financial… Read More

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin delivers the State of the Commonwealth address to a joint session of the state legislature at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky.

Kentucky’s Governor-Lieutenant Governor Spat Goes to Court

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s general counsel has told a judge that a legal fight with the lieutenant governor over a staffing dispute is a minor disagreement between friends. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton later told reporters that her friends don’t treat her that way. Attorneys for Bevin and Hampton were in court… Read More

Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin

Bevin-Beshear Grudge Match Set For Fancy Farm Picnic

By:
Posted on:

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

Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin

Bevin Pushes Abortion to Front of Kentucky Governor’s Race

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has pushed abortion to the forefront of his reelection campaign by lashing out at his Democratic challenger and a federal judge who struck down an abortion law. The Republican incumbent accused Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear of taking “blood money” from an abortion-clinic operator who attended a… Read More

Andy Beshear

Republican Lawmaker Endorses Democratic Nominee for Governor in Kentucky

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has picked up an endorsement from a Republican state lawmaker in his bid to unseat GOP Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky. Sen. Dan Seum announced his support for Beshear in a video released Monday. Seum represents Bullitt County and part of Jefferson County. Seum says Bevin… Read More

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin delivers the State of the Commonwealth address to a joint session of the state legislature at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky.

Bevin in Colorado While Kentucky Lawmakers Meet in Session

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – While Kentucky lawmakers are working on a pension bill he wants them to pass, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has been in Colorado talking trade with the vice president. The campaign of Bevin’s Democratic challenger calls it a “complete lack of leadership” for Bevin to be out of the state while lawmakers… Read More

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin at an event

Officials Will Tour Bevin’s Home Again to Clear Tax Dispute

By:
Posted on:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Tax officials in Kentucky will get a second tour of Gov. Matt Bevin’s mansion amid a long-running dispute over whether the home is assessed too low for tax purposes. The Courier Journal reports the Jefferson County Board of Assessment Adjustment decided Friday to revisit the 150-year-old mansion. The inspection was requested… Read More

Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin

Bevin, Beshear Clash on Several Issues at Farm Bureau Forum

By:
Posted on:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear have clashed on education and health care policies during a forum before Kentucky’s most influential agricultural group. Speaking at Kentucky Farm Bureau headquarters in Louisville, Beshear said Wednesday that a push to bring charter schools to Kentucky will hurt public education. Beshear… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Bevin: Special Session on Pensions to Start Friday

By:
Posted on:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has called a special legislative session that will start on Friday in an effort to offer pension relief for regional universities and dozens of quasi-governmental agencies. The Republican governor announced the long-awaited special session in a press release issued by his office on Monday. The governor’s office… Read More

Kentucky on a map

Bevin, Democratic Lawmaker Exchange Barbs Over Pension Plan

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – When Kentucky’s Republican governor reached out to lawmakers to outline changes to his pension-relief proposal, a Democratic representative read the electronic version but decided to make a point with the paper copy. Rep. Jeff Donohue sent the paper copy back unopened, the envelope marked “Return to Sender.” The Louisville lawmaker says… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Speaker: Bevin Still Lacks House Votes For His Pension Bill

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky House’s speaker says the governor still lacks the votes in the Republican-led House to pass his pension-relief proposal in a potential special legislative session. Speaker David Osborne told reporters Wednesday that some House members haven’t reached a “comfort level” with the proposal offered by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. The speaker… Read More

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin delivers the State of the Commonwealth address to a joint session of the state legislature at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky.

GOP Leaders: Bevin Lacks Votes to Pass Pension Bill in House

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Some top Republican lawmakers in Kentucky say GOP Gov. Matt Bevin hasn’t lined up enough votes yet to pass his pension bill in an expected special legislative session. House Majority Floor Leader John “Bam” Carney said Monday that Bevin is getting closer to gaining enough support. But Carney says the governor… Read More

Andy Beshear

Political Feud Complicates Kentucky’s Fight Against Opioids

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A political feud between Kentucky’s top elected officials is complicating the state’s effort to hold drug companies accountable for their part in the opioid epidemic. That fight is reflected in a lawsuit that comes before Kentucky’s Supreme Court this week. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has hired some high-powered law firms… Read More

Sit-In Prompts Meeting With Kentucky Governor About Poverty

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hoping to confront Kentucky’s Republican governor, representatives from the rebooted Poor People’s Campaign showed up at his office on Tuesday and refused to leave until they got a face-to-face meeting. And instead of getting arrested, they got the meeting. The group landed a 20 minute in-person session with Gov. Matt Bevin… Read More

Gavel leaning against a row of law books

Retired Judge Responds To Kentucky Governor’s Criticism

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A recently retired Kentucky Supreme Court justice who wrote the opinion striking down Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension law has responded to the governor’s criticism of the ruling as an “unprecedented power grab by activist judges.” Justice Daniel Venters writes in an Op-Ed he is a conservative Republican who voted for… Read More

Kentucky Gov Calls Legislature In Session For Pension Vote

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Republican governor has called the state legislature back in session to consider changes to the state’s troubled public pension system. Gov. Matt Bevin issued a proclamation calling the legislature back in session at 8 p.m. EST Monday. The decision comes four days after the state Supreme Court struck down a… Read More

Kentucky Governor Feuds With Media Ahead Of Investigation

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is feuding on social media with ProPublica after the independent media nonprofit announced an investigative project with the Courier Journal. The Louisville newspaper reports the Republican governor posted a series of tweets and a video attacking both news organizations as biased. Bevin questioned who holds the paper… Read More