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Government
12:08 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

State Defends Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

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  Kentucky’s Attorney General’s office said the state's same-sex marriage ban should stand, but that overturning it would grant gay couples the same legal protections as straight couples.  

The state made its defense of the ban today in response to a lawsuit brought by Gregory Bourke and Michael De Leon of Louisville, who were married in Canada nine years ago.  Assistant Attorney General Clay Barkley asked the judge to dismiss the case saying the men lack standing to challenge the law.  

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Politics
8:02 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Illinois Attorney General on Voter Rights

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is reminding voters of some basic rights ahead of Tuesday's election. Madigan says voters have the right to vote if they are in line when the polls close at 7 p.m. If a voter makes a mistake or spoils a paper ballot and the voter hasn't cast the ballot, the voter has the right to a replacement ballot. Voters have the right to take unpaid time from work to vote - up to two successive hours - as long as they've applied with their employer before Election Day. However, the employer may choose the time of day.

Business
11:32 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Kentucky Medicaid Settles with Johnson & Johnson for $7 Million

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recovered $7 million on behalf of Kentucky’s Medicaid program following a settlement with 47 companies in the Johnson & Johnson family. 

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Government
3:33 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Kentucky Sues Medical Company for False Marketing

Kentucky is one of 13 states intervening in a 90-million dollar lawsuit against Healthpoint, Ltd. Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control allege that a bedsore ointment called Xenaderm is a “less than effective” drug by FDA standards, for which Medicaid coverage is illegal. 

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Agriculture
12:32 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

170 KY Beef Producers Win Restitution from Eastern Livestock

Derek Balsley-Wikimedia Commons

Four executives of Eastern Livestock have entered guilty pleas in court, and will be ordered to pay restitution to 170 beef producers they de-frauded. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says the pleas were entered in Barren-Metcalfe Circuit Court.

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Banking
1:52 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Kentucky Will Receive Piece of Nationwide Foreclosure Settlement

Kentucky’s share of the nationwide foreclosure settlement with five major banks is nearly $59 million. Attorney General Jack Conway announced yesterday how that money will be used to help borrowers struggling with high mortgage payments or who have already been through foreclosure. Some of the funds will go toward paying down principal balances for consumers who owe more than their home is worth. Conway says,

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