Gov. Matt Bevin

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Gov. Matt Bevin proposed cutting most state spending by 6.25 percent over the next two years and eliminating 70 programs across state government during his budget address Tuesday evening.

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Update: Hear this address live on WKMS at 6 p.m. Central Time, courtesy of KET. Or watch the live stream here. 

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The federal government has approved most of Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid program.

Poor residents in Kentucky will have to work or do volunteer work if they want to keep their Medicaid benefits after the Trump administration on Friday approved the state's request to add the requirements to its Medicaid program.

The new requirements apply only to "able-bodied" adults who get their health insurance through Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor. People with disabilities, children, pregnant women and the elderly are exempt from the requirement.

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A month ago, Republican leaders of the state legislature said they hoped to pass major changes to the state’s pension systems within the first two weeks of the legislative session.

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Lawmakers return to Frankfort this week for the 2018 General Assembly and are slated to make changes to the state’s pension systems, craft a new two-year budget and consider a variety of other legislation. 

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  The wife of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself following a sexual assault allegation has been nominated by Republicans to fill the seat he held.

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  Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered budget cuts of 1.3% this fiscal year to meet a shortfall.

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  Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson expects to spend a great deal of time in the state capital over the next few months.

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Gov. Matt Bevin says he expects former House Speaker Jeff Hoover to officially step down from his leadership position when the legislature goes back into session on Jan. 2.

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