House Passes Bill to Let States Regulate Coal Ash

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating coal ash—a byproduct of burning coal for electricity. The bill gives control of coal ash disposal to the states, which are required to regulate it as least as stringently as municipal waste. Environmental groups opposed the bill, arguing […]

House Vote Expected Friday on Bill to Delay Air Regulations

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill tomorrow that would change the way the Clean Air Act is administered. The bill is called TRAIN for short—the long name is the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011. TRAIN began as a bill to require analysis […]

Kentucky Lawmakers Respond to Jobs Plan

Elected officials in Kentucky are split along party lines on President Barack Obama’s jobs plan. Tonight, the president put forward a $450 billion proposal to create jobs. It calls for infrastructure spending, payroll tax cuts, an extension of unemployment benefits and reforms to Medicaid and Social Security. Junior Senator Rand Paul was the first lawmaker […]

Guthrie Defeats Boswell For 2nd District Congress

Republican Brett Guthrie defeated Democrat David Boswell in the race for the Second District Congressional seat made vacant by the retirement of Republican Ron Lewis. In other Kentucky congressional races, incumbents Ed Whitfield, John Yarmuth, Geoff Davis Hal Rogers and Ben Chandler all won re-election. Whitfield, Davis and Rogers are Republicans. Yarmuth and Chandler are […]