State Politics

At the State Capitol: March 20, 2020

Photo: Legislative Research Commission Kentucky lawmakers alter schedule in wake of coronavirus LRC Public Information FRANKFORT, Ky. – Thirteen days passed between the time that the Kentucky House of Representatives approved a proposed state budget on March 6 and the day the state Senate passed its preferred version of the…



TKG’s 2019 Notable Women in Kentucky Politics and Government

The women featured in these pages are some of the most talented, intelligent and powerful women in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. They have advanced degrees and decades of experiences, they work on causes for the benefit of others, and they succeed in the high-pressure, high-stakes game that is public affairs….


GOP holds two Ky House seats

Republicans held onto two open seats in the Kentucky House of Representatives on Election Day, winning in both districts by large margins. Republicans Tim Moore and Diane St. Onge resigned in recent months from House Districts 18 and 63, respectively. In House District 18, Republican Samara Heavrin garnered 8,655 votes…


C-J looks at gov’s race with maps

The Courier-Journal analyzed Tuesday’s gubernatorial race between incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Attorney General Andy Beshear, using maps to show where voters came through for each nominee. Bevin, a Republican, lost by roughly 5,000 votes and has formally requested the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office conduct a recanvass…