Various Kentucky advocacy groups are lining up in support of legislation that would take private money out of judicial races. The measure would block judicial candidates from taking contributions from individuals or companies, and would instead establish a fund to distribute campaign money to candidates. The money would come from voluntary income tax contributions, Kentucky… Continue reading Forum on Measure to Restrict Fundraising in Judicial Elections Today
Kentucky gets most of its electricity from coal, but as new air pollution rules go into effect, coal becomes more expensive than it used to be. A presentation in Louisville tonight will discuss policies that can spur alternative, and cleaner, energy in the commonwealth. Kristin Tracz is a research and policy associate with non-profit Mountain… Continue reading Policy Presentation to Focus on Kentucky’s Energy Future
The League of Women Voters will host an event tonight to discuss the details of and reasons for the district courts reorganization. Chief District Judge Sean Delahanty will present an outline of the plans, the League says he will give an overview that will be more easily understood by laypersons. The changes are the… Continue reading LWV Hosts Courts Reorganization Explanation
In the wake of growing scrutiny around city spending, the Louisville League of Women Voters plans to launch a year-long examination of how Metro Council members use their hefty discretionary funds. Each fiscal year city lawmakers receive $75,000 in Neighborhood Development Funds for community groups and $100,000 in Capital Infrastructure Funds for building projects, which… Continue reading League of Women Voters to Study Council Discretionary Funds
The Louisville chapter was among the first assembled in 1920, when the national League of Women Voters was formed. Women had just been given the right to vote that year.
The league’s goals soon expanded, and over the years the Louisville chapter took stances on issues ranging from sanitation to desegregation to government merger.
Thursday marks the 90th anniversary of the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. A local celebration will be held Thursday evening to honor one of the leaders of the suffrage movement.
The Lousiville Metro Council’s ethics workgroup will meet with the League of Women Voters Monday.
There are as many differences in what voters care about as there are voters. But talk to the leaders of local interest groups, and you get a deeper sense of what’s motivating people to go to the polls. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.