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The new head of the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet, Charles Snavely, has been on the job for a little more than a week. It’s also been about that long since he served as an official on the state’s coal association governing board.

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Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is refusing to provide details of its vetting of Daniel Bork, who the governor recently appointed as commissioner of Kentucky’s Department of Revenue.

Bork left his job as vice president of tax at Lexmark International in September, within a year of the company reporting that it had found a host of problems in its income tax accounting. In that job, according to the Bevin administration, Bork was “responsible for worldwide tax matters, including compliance, planning and strategy to ensure favorable tax rates and improved cash flow.”

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More than 700 Kentucky Guard members denied tuition assistance due to an unforeseen funding shortfall will see their tuition fronted by the state.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky university and community college presidents have agreed to admit National Guard members until the state can reimburse schools for tuition. 

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin or state House of Representatives Speaker Greg Stumbo will now have to set a special election for state Rep. John Tilley’s seat after Bevin appointed the Democratic lawmaker as secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

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More than two-thirds of Kentucky residents don’t want the state to roll back its expanded Medicaid system, according to a poll released Friday.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed State Rep. John Tilley (D-Hopkinsville) to serve as Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.  

Tilley is currently serving in his fifth term in the Kentucky House of Representatives.  He is a former prosecutor and is nationally-recognized for his work on criminal justice reform and drug policy.

He is also the first Democrat appointed by the Republican Governor to a cabinet position.

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Kentucky 5th District state Rep. Kenny Imes of Murray has filed to run for re-election in 2016.

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Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday touted policy goals ranging from health insurance reform to charter schools in his inaugural address, saying they will give Kentucky a “fresh start.”

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