Merger Critic Joins Fischer’s Task Force

The task force is meant to find the problems and successes of the consolidation and recommend changes. Owen says it’s too early to say what exactly the task force will do, but there are several issues he hopes it will take on.

“There are some areas we could look at,” he says. “I think we need to look at the economic development area, we may need to look at the structure of the government. I don’t know if that’s going to be part of the charge to this group. What I would like to look at and what we will look at might be two very different things.”

Medicaid Funding Bill Clears House

Gov. Steve Beshear’s plan for balancing the state’s Medicaid budget has taken a giant step forward in the Kentucky General Assembly. The House voted 80-19 to move 166-million dollars from the second year of the Medicaid budget, to the current year, to cover a large deficit. All 19 opponents, including Rep. Stan Lee of Lexington,… Continue reading Medicaid Funding Bill Clears House

Stumbo Will Run for Speaker of the House

Ending months of speculation, Rep. Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg is making it official. He’s running for the top leadership position in the Kentucky House. He’s been testing the waters for months, talking to House colleagues and gauging support, and now, former House majority leader Greg Stumbo says he’s in. He’s definitely running for House Speaker… Continue reading Stumbo Will Run for Speaker of the House

Stumbo May Seek Speaker's Role

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Leadership races in the Kentucky House are still nearly five months off, but speculation over the Speaker’s race continues to mount. Bowling Green Rep. Jody Richards, the longest serving House Speaker in Kentucky history, has been wielding the gavel since 1995. He’s seeking another term. But the man who… Continue reading Stumbo May Seek Speaker's Role