Secretary of State launches new online candidate filing portal for 2018 election cycle

The candidate filing period for the 2018 election cycle has opened and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging potential candidates to use a new online filing portal on the Secretary of State’s website. “The 2018 election cycle is what’s known in Kentucky as a county election year, so it will feature thousands of candidates,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s...

Republican health plan proposal wouldn’t affect Medicaid until 2020, still awaits budget office review

House Republicans’ bill to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has “a more conservative vision for the nation’s health-care system, replacing federal insurance subsidies with a new form of individual tax credits and grants to help states shape their own policies,” Amy Goldstein, Mike DeBonis and Kelsey Snell report for The Washington Post. “Under two bills...

Barr named chairman of Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade

Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) has been named the Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade for the 115th Congress. Among other issues, the subcommittee is responsible for oversight of the Federal Reserve System, as well as domestic and international monetary policy. Rep. Andy Barr “I am honored and humbled to have the confidence of Chairman Hensarling and my colleagues...

Henry Clay tribute: House Speakers
to honor ‘Great Compromiser’s’ legacy

Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and three former speakers — Nancy Pelosi, Jim Wright and Dennis Hastert — will pay a very special tribute to Kentucky’s own Henry Clay on June 24 at Transylvania University.   The Henry Clay Center on Statesmanship and the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation are offering an historic program called “The Role of the Speaker of the House: A Tribute to Henry...