politics

Noise & Notes Podcast: Going Back to Indiana

by Gabe Bullard May 11, 2012

On this edition of the Noise & Notes podcast, WFPL’s political editor Phillip M. Bailey  talks about Indiana and it’s senator, Dick Lugar, who just lost nomination to a seventh term to Tea Party favorite and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Joining Phillip are Time contributor Cary Stemle and WHAS-11 political editor Joe Arnold. Enjoy.

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New Scanners Coming to Louisville Airport

by Gabe Bullard December 16, 2011

Louisville is slated to receive new airport passenger scanning equipment. The Transportation Security Administration will send 300 of the $150,000 Advanced Imaging Technology machines to 16 cities. The devices are full body scanners, but are different from the controversial backscatter machines that project an image of passengers’ bodies onto a screen for TSA officials to […]

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It’s Election Day

by Gabe Bullard November 8, 2011

Kentuckians are set to elect statewide officers today. The polls in Jefferson County are open until 6:00. You can follow our past coverage of the races for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer and agriculture commissioner here. WFPL will have election news throughout the day and into the night, with special newscasts at […]

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Southern Indiana Mayoral Races Are Underway

by Devin Katayama November 8, 2011

The Jeffersonville, Indiana mayoral race may be decided by what voters think of incumbent Tom Galligan’s $65 million canal plan. The plan is partly a response to EPA requirements to fix sewer problems, but Galligan also expects the plan to increase business in the area. Republican challenger Mike Moore says the plan is too expensive. […]

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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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Gubernatorial Debate Offers Few Surprises

by Gabe Bullard October 11, 2011

For the first time, Kentucky voters had a direct comparison between the three candidates vying for governor when incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear, Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith shared a debate stage. There were few surprises in the hour-long forum, but the candidates took several jabs at one another while defending their platforms. State […]

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Gubernatorial Debate Tonight at 7 pm

by Gabe Bullard October 11, 2011

For the first time in the general election, the three candidates for governor of Kentucky will debate tonight. Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear, Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith last appeared together in early August at the Fancy Farm picnic. Beshear has drawn criticism for refusing to attend debates and forums with his opponents. And […]

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Clark County Must Be ADA Compliant For Next Election

by Devin Katayama August 23, 2011

Clark County, Indiana lawmakers must decide how the county will comply with the American with Disabilities Act for fall and spring elections. Changing the way the county votes could increase voter access and save the county money. The county’s ADA compliant voting machines came under scrutiny last spring after all the devices failed to record […]

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