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Democratic lawmakers criticized one of the state retirement systems’ use of hedge funds after reports showing the practice hasn’t paid off in recent years despite hefty, often secretive fees for investment managers.

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says Gov. Matt Bevin should be investigated for allegedly halting a road project as political punishment for a state representative who refused to switch political parties.

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Kentucky House Democrats held an election-year special meeting Tuesday to discuss the state's public pension crisis and a proposal from Governor Matt Bevin to change the Medicaid program. 

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Republican members of the Kentucky House are planning to boycott a meeting on the state’s under-funded pension system.  House Speaker Greg Stumbo has called lawmakers to return to Frankfort Tuesday, but the GOP is calling it a trick. 

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House Speaker Greg Stumbo has called for an impromptu meeting of the state House of Representatives Tuesday to discuss the state’s troubled pensions systems.

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Kentucky's Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo has called a meeting of all state representatives to discuss the beleaguered public pension system. 

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Nine months after Republicans dominated Kentucky’s November elections, Gov. Matt Bevin got to take a victory lap at last weekend’s Fancy Farm. And top Democrats skipped the event, leaving him largely unchallenged by opponents onstage.

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A day after Republican Gov. Matt Bevin issued an order cutting the state’s current contribution to higher education by 4.5 percent, Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear said that move is illegal.

In a news conference late Friday afternoon, Beshear — the state’s top law enforcement official — told Bevin to rescind his order, which made the cuts to state colleges and universities. He said if the governor did not do so within seven days, his office would file suit.

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Local option sales tax legislation won just enough House votes today, to send the measure to the Kentucky Senate. The constitutional amendment measure is a high priority of the Kentucky League of Cities. 

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Democrats in the Kentucky House are backing a new proposed program to ensure free tuition for up to six semesters at the state’s community and technical colleges. The Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program was formally unveiled Wednesday in the House chamber. 

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