campaign finance http://wkms.org en Rep. Waide Files Countersuit to Claims that He Misused Company Money http://wkms.org/post/rep-waide-files-countersuit-claims-he-misused-company-money <p></p><p>A Madisonville lawmaker has filed a countersuit regarding <a href="http://wkms.org/post/rep-ben-waide-accused-stealing-company-finances">allegations</a> he misused $31,000 of his company’s money to fund campaign activities.</p><p>Rep. Ben Waide is the president of Liberty Rehabilitation. His fellow shareholders Lawrence Holmes and Jason Myers charged Waide with using company money to pay for travel and other expenses while pocketing his legislative reimbursement. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:16:15 +0000 Whitney Jones 38087 at http://wkms.org Rep. Waide Files Countersuit to Claims that He Misused Company Money Kentucky Candidates Face Confusing Set of Finance Laws http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-candidates-face-confusing-set-finance-laws <p>Candidates are now filing to run for office in Kentucky, and they're facing a confusing set of campaign finance laws, many of which have not been updated in nearly 20 years.</p><p>Emily Dennis is general counsel for the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. She told lawmakers today that the tangle of campaign spending laws wastes time and money. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:19:19 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36901 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Candidates Face Confusing Set of Finance Laws Sen. McConnell Criticized Over Campaign Finance Case Involvement http://wkms.org/post/sen-mcconnell-criticized-over-campaign-finance-case-involvement <p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has inserted himself into the latest campaign finance case before the U.S. Supreme Court. &nbsp;</p><p>McConnell&#39;s involvement has spurred groups opposed to special-interest money in campaigns to take to the airwaves to criticize him. &nbsp;Non-profit groups Public Campaign Action Fund and USAction launched a television ad Friday across much of&nbsp;Kentucky. &nbsp;The 30-second ad is critical of McConnell&#39;s role in asking the court to strike down limits on campaign contributions.&nbsp; The commercial warns the result would set off an unlimited influx of campaign cash from lobbyists, bankers and Big Oil executives. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:20:07 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 35455 at http://wkms.org Sen. McConnell Criticized Over Campaign Finance Case Involvement