Sen. Paul Files Brief in Supreme Court Against Federal Healthcare Overhaul

Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Circuit Court’s decision that the new federal healthcare law is unconstitutional. The deadline to submit a brief has passed and several briefs for and against the new federal healthcare law’s individual mandates have been filed. Paul was in Louisville Wednesday to discuss […]

Senate Rejects Paul Resolution to Block EPA Regulations

The U.S. Senate has rejected a resolution by Senator Rand Paul that would block an upcoming air pollution rule from going into effect. Paul’s measure was directed against the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which will put limits on power plant emissions that often blow across state lines. In a speech on the […]

Paul Bridges Amendment Fails on Senate Floor

by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Senator Rand Paul’s bid to take money from highway beautification projects and use it to repair bridges and other transportation infrastructure has failed on the senate floor. The Kentucky Republican proposed eliminating money for landscaping projects like walking and bike paths and re-directing the funds for bridge work. “This […]

Paul Offers Amendment, Lifts Opposition to Pipeline Safety Bill

A bill to update the nation’s pipeline safety standards after a fatal explosion in California has passed the U.S. Senate, despite long-term opposition by Kentucky senator Rand Paul. Paul had been single-handledly blocking the legislation for weeks. The bill would put new safety and environmental measures in place to regulate natural gas pipelines. The measure […]

Education Commissioner Denies Free Trips Influenced Contract Decision, Rand Paul to Release GOP Jobs Plan, UK President Says Schools Must Modernize, Occupy Louisville Continues: Afternoon Review

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says international trips paid for by an education foundation did not lead to the decision to contract with its business arm. The New York Times reported several states entered into agreements with Pearson after it gave them free trips. Holliday says there were no ethical violations. Offering an alternative to […]

GOP Senators Release Jobs Plan

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is leading a group of Republican lawmakers in promoting an alternative to the president’s jobs plan. Today, Paul joined his Senate colleagues John McCain of Arizona and Rob Portman of Ohio in releasing the Jobs Through Growth Act. It’s a response to President Barack Obama’s “American Jobs Act,” which called for, […]

GOP Hopes Conway Vulnerable After Senate Loss

In this year’s Kentucky elections, most of the Democratic nominees are favored to win. But Republicans say their nominee for Attorney General, Todd P’Pool has a strong chance of unseating incumbent Jack Conway. Though he’s served in office for four years, Conway is most recently known for his unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid against Rand Paul […]

At Fancy Farm, Republicans Focus on National Issues, Democrats Quiet on Obama

The only elections on the ballot this year in Kentucky are for statewide offices. But candidates at this weekend’s Fancy Farm Picnic spent much of their time discussing national politics. The references to national politics started with the first political speech…delivered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who used the Congressional bickering over raising the […]

Protest Seeks Answers from Washington Politicians

A protest was held outside the office building of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday. Protesters held signs and chanted and said they’re tired of Washington Politics. “It’s not being able to communicate. Each party, there are three political parties right now, each party has a political corner and they will not agree to the […]