Matt Bevin

J. Tyler Franklin, Louisville Public Media

Governor-elect Matt Bevin has plans to scale back Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion, under which more than 400,000 residents have gained coverage.

And while he’s been mum on details so far, one thing is certain: He will have to seek federal approval to change the program.

Council on Postsecondary Education

The Commonwealth’s higher education funding will be among the competing concerns facing the upcoming 2016 General Assembly and Governor-elect Matt Bevin.  

J. Tyler Franklin, Louisville Public Media

Governor-elect Matt Bevin on Friday announced the early priorities of his administration: dismantling the state-run health insurance exchange and removing county clerks’ names from marriage licenses.

In his first news conference since the election on Tuesday, Bevin said he hopes to have Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, Kynect, dismantled by the end of next year.

“It adds no value,” he said.

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  Governor-elect Matt Bevin has named a transition team to help him assemble his administration and fill hundreds of executive branch jobs for the next four years.

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Few saw it coming.

Leading into Tuesday’s elections, political prognosticators were predicting a close race for governor of Kentucky. If anything, public polling suggested a slight edge for Democrat Jack Conway.

But GOP candidate Matt Bevin defeated Conway by 9 percentage points, leading to elation for Republicans gathered in Louisville on Tuesday and deflation among Democrats watching results in Frankfort.

The dirt on the grave of Democrat Jack Conway’s campaign is still fresh, but Republicans already have their sights set on the state House. 

Rob Canning, WKMS

A candidate who barely made it out of the primary ended up leading Kentucky Republicans to one of their most successful election days in recent history.

Matt Bevin will be just the second Republican governor of Kentucky since 1971, a distinction he earned Tuesday with 53 percent of the vote — 9 percentage points better than Democrat Jack Conway. Independent Drew Curtis had less than 4 percent of the vote.

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Louisville businessman Matt Bevin will be the next governor of Kentucky, just the third Republican to hold the office in 65 years. Bevin defeated Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway despite poll results showing Conway with a five point lead a week before the election.

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Kentuckians head to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots for governor, attorney general and other statewide offices — or at least we think they will. With turnout predictions ranging from bad to worse, it’s no guarantee the commonwealth’s next chief executive will be selected by anything close to a majority of his constituents.

Rob Canning

With five days to go until Kentucky’s gubernatorial election, the final Bluegrass Poll of the race shows Democrat Jack Conway with a five-point lead over Republican Matt Bevin. But Conway told a crowd at the Calloway County Democratic Party's headquarters Wednesday night the race is far from cinched up.