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Matt Bevin coming under harsh, bipartisan condemnation for long list of ‘extreme’ pardons

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, joined a bipartisan lineup of other lawmakers who have spoken up in condemnation of Gov. Matt Bevin’s long list of pardons. In fact, Stivers may have had some of the strongest language of all officials.   
“From what we know of former Governor Bevin’s extreme pardons and commutations, the Senate Republican...

Ethics Reporter: Changes sought in ethics code; ‘Big Pharma,’ meth problem in spotlight

As part of its annual package of recommendations for changes to Kentucky’s Code of Legislative Ethics, the Legislative Ethics Commission is recommending prohibiting campaign contributions from employers of lobbyists and political action committees to legislative candidates and legislators during the annual regular sessions of the General Assembly.   The proposed change is an expansion of current...