Attorney General

One of the leaders of the Senate is hoping to change how Kentucky’s Attorney General is elected. Republican State Senator Katie Stine’s bill would make the office of Attorney General nonpartisan.

Stine says because the Attorney General is the top law enforcement officer, the change should be a no-brainer.

“So it’s a very important job and its one that frankly there should never even be a concern that ‘oh, could there be political motivation for whatever is being done?’ This makes sure if they’re nonpartisan that they run as a person who will be a servant of the people,” she says. [click to continue…]

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Attorney General Jack Conway Requests More Information From Zappos

by Conner Forrest January 23, 2012

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is joining nine other state attorneys general in requesting information from the online retailer Zappos regarding a recent data breach. Last week, Zappos was hacked. Millions of customers’ names, addresses and partial credit card numbers were released. Conway, a longtime supporter of increased cyber security, says the attorneys general are […]

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Election Day Looms. Who’s Doing What? State of the News [Audio]

by Laura Ellis October 30, 2011

The general election is just over a week away, and the big news this week was that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani came to town to campaign for Attorney General candidate Todd P’Pool, saying the race has national implications for health care and energy policy. Friday on State of the News, we talked […]

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Attorney General Debate Follows Campaign Pattern

by Gabe Bullard October 18, 2011

The first debate between the candidates for Kentucky attorney general repeated many themes of the campaign. Democratic incumbent Jack Conway and Republican challenger Todd P’Pool squared off on KET last night. Conway continued touting his accomplishments as the state’s chief prosecutor fighting cyber crime, child pornography and prescription drug abuse. P’Pool, meanwhile, continued his efforts […]

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Kentucky Joins Effort to Delay Air Pollution Rules

by Erica Peterson October 11, 2011

Kentucky and Indiana are among twenty-five states seeking a delay in federal regulations to reduce mercury and other toxic air pollution. The deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to set standards for mercury and other toxic air pollution is November 16. But twenty-five states have filed a brief in the case asking a judge to […]

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“Bonuses” vs. “Compensation”: $4.8 Million in Medicaid Funds at UofL Med School in Dispute

by Laura Ellis October 2, 2011

State Senator Tim Shaughnessy raised allegations last week that the University of Louisville School of Medicine misused $4.8 million in Medicaid funds. He says the money was used to give bonuses to school doctors. The Attorney General’s office says it was simply “physician compensation,” but Shaughnessy says the term “bonuses” was used, and that the […]

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P’Pool Introduces New Federal Oversight Campaign Initiative

by Devin Katayama September 29, 2011

Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool is taking his campaign to Louisville this week and he’s bringing support from Kentucky’s neighbors. P’Pool introduced a new plan to fight the federal government at Louisville’s Galt House on Thursday. He was joined by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (pictured left), who was there to support one key […]

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Indiana AG Appeals Planned Parenthood Ruling, Organization Looks to Kansas Case for Encouragement

by Gabe Bullard August 2, 2011

The Indiana Attorney General’s office has filed its brief in the defense of a state law that defunds Planned Parenthood. The law passed the General Assembly this year and blocks Medicaid funding from any organization that provides abortions. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and the American Civil Liberties Union have challenged the law, and won a […]

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Passport Health Plan is Reimbursed for Misappropriation of Funds

by Devin Katayama July 21, 2011

Members of Passport Health Plan will pay back $26.4 million dollars that the Medicaid provider misappropriated. When Passport’s surplus grew to around $90 million dollars, it tried to hand money back to Norton Hospital, Jewish and St. Mary’s Inc., University Medical Center and University Physicians Associates. Passport executives did this to try to lower their […]

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Indiana Attorney General Responds To PPIN Lawsuit

by Dalton Main June 24, 2011

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office filed a brief today in response to the lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and the ACLU.  The lawsuit is aimed at overturning a new Indiana law that strips Medicaid funding from abortion providers. There is already a law preventing public funding from paying for abortions, but the […]

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