Governor Matt Bevin

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A proposal by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin impacting the health coverage of retired teachers is causing alarm among many educators. Bevin has proposed eliminating $145 million in state funding for the health insurance of retired teachers.

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Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposal for how Kentucky should spend public money over the next two years would eliminate the state’s share of funding for health insurance used by retired teachers.

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Gov. Matt Bevin said he will take away Medicaid expansion coverage from about half a million Kentuckians if a court blocks Medicaid changes that were approved last week.

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Kentucky's governor has acknowledged for the first time he might not call a special session of the state legislature to overhaul one of the country's worst funded public pension systems.

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As a sexual harassment scandal continues to unfurl in the state legislature, two Republican lawmakers have filed a bill that would create a tip line to report wrongdoing and another wants to remove the accused former House Speaker from office.

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The new chair of Kentucky’s Democratic Party is banking on voters pushing back against Republicans’ near-total control of state government and congressional offices.

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Kentucky is spending $500,000 dollars to create a telephone helpline for people with opioid addiction.

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Kentucky’s Medicaid commissioner says federal officials are “real close” to approving Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid system.

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(Update: Beshear's office says they will appeal. See below)

A judge has ruled Gov. Matt Bevin had the power to reorganize several state education boards over the summer, but said the governor’s restructuring of a board that dealt with teacher disciplinary actions was unconstitutional.

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Republican State Senator Danny Carroll of Paducah said he is supportive of the structure of Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed pension reform bill.

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