Tag Archives: Matt Bevin

KENTUCKY: GOP Governor Cuts Medicaid Benefits For 500K Residents After Losing Battle In Federal Court

The Louisville Courier reports: Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has abruptly cut Medicaid dental and vision benefits to nearly half a million Kentuckians, prompting an outcry from Democrats who called the Republican governor’s decision “rash.” Louisville Democrats will hold a press conference Monday to denounce the decision over the weekend to cut benefits after Bevin’s Medicaid overhaul plan was rejected Friday ...

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KENTUCKY: Gov Fauxpologizes For Claim That Children Were Raped And Poisoned Due To Teachers Strike

USA Today reports: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for comments he made claiming children had been sexually abused or ingested poison while teachers were protesting in Frankfort last week. “The words that people say can have unintended consequences,” Bevin said in a video. “I apologize for those who have been hurt by the things that were said. … It ...

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Kentucky GOP Gov: Children Were Raped, Poisoned, And Tried Drugs Because Teachers Are On Strike

ABC News reports: Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has opposed Kentucky teachers’ rallies for pension protection and public education funding since they began, but never quite the way he did on Friday afternoon, when he told a gaggle of reporters that the strike would directly cause children to be injured, poisoned and sexually assaulted. “I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today ...

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KENTUCKY: Liberty Counsel Files To Block State From Paying ACLU Attorney Fees Awarded In Kim Davis Case

Via press release: Liberty Counsel filed a brief today in Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis’ appeal of attorney’s fees awarded to the ACLU for suing Davis in 2015 when she stopped issuing marriage licenses while seeking an accommodation for her religious beliefs. Davis previously won her fight for religious freedom when U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning issued an ...

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Kentucky Gov Calls Kim Davis “Inspiration To Children” In Clip For Her Book On “Fist-Pounding Homosexuals”

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Liberty Counsel continues to use Davis and her story to promote its right-wing agenda, and just last month used its own publishing imprint to produce her autobiography, “Under God’s Authority: The Kim Davis Story.” Yesterday, Liberty Counsel released a video promotion for the book narrated by founder and chairman Mat Staver that featured ...

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Kentucky Gov Blames Video Games For Mass Shootings

Ars Technica reports: In the wake of a shooting that left at least 17 dead on Wednesday in a high school outside Boca Raton, Florida, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) focused on violent video games as part of a “culture of death that is being celebrated” and leading to these kinds of incidents. “There are video games that, yes, are ...

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KENTUCKY: Second Student Dead In Mass Shooting, 14 Others Shot, Gunman Is 15 Year-Old Boy [VIDEO]

An update on this morning’s mass shooting: A shooting Tuesday at a rural high school in Kentucky left two students dead and 19 others injured, 14 from gunshot wounds, Gov. Matt Bevin said during an early-afternoon news conference. The gunman was a 15-year-old boy, authorities said during a news conference early Tuesday afternoon. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he’s ...

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KENTUCKY: Mass Shooting At High School, One Dead, Suspect In Custody, Governor Says “Don’t Speculate”

NBC News reports: Officials are on scene of a reported school shooting in southwestern Kentucky, and the school is currently on lock down. Crews are at the scene at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, according to NBC affiliate WPSD. The station reports there is a heavy police presence and multiple ambulances on the scene. The Benton, Kentucky City ...

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STOP IN THE NAME OF JESUS: Kentucky Governor To Launch Roaming Prayer Groups To Battle Urban Crime

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Gov. Matt Bevin said in a jam-packed meeting Thursday that his plan to confront Louisville’s growing violence is to have roaming prayer groups in the West End. Bevin urged faith leaders, public officials and residents to take a 10-block span, walk corner to corner, and pray with the community two to three times a week during ...

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KENTUCKY: GOP Governor Blasts Reporter As “Peeping Tom” Over Report On Shady Mansion Purchase

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, facing an ethics complaint about the unusually low purchase price of the Anchorage mansion he’s living in, took to Twitter on Saturday to personally attack a journalist who has been reporting about the controversy. Bevin called Courier-Journal reporter Tom Loftus a “sick man” for allegedly being “caught sneaking” around Bevin’s home and ...

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ZERO SEPARATION: Kentucky Governor Declares 2017 To Be “Year Of The Bible” Just Like He Did For 2016

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: The “Year of the Bible” will apparently last 24 months in Kentucky. Gov. Matt Bevin has declared 2017 the “Year of the Bible” in Kentucky even though he proclaimed 2016 the “Year of the Bible” last December. Both proclamations pleased Pastor Mark Harrell of Victory Christian Fellowship church in Somerset, who said Wednesday that Bevin’s actions ...

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MCCRORY FALLOUT: Kentucky Governor Now Says He Won’t Push For Anti-Transgender “Bathroom Law”

The Associated Press reports: Kentucky’s Republican governor says he will not use the state’s new GOP majority to push through a bill restricting transgender bathroom use. Matt Bevin held a news conference Friday to discuss his first year in office and look ahead to the 2017 legislative session, where Republicans will hold super majorities in both chambers for the first ...

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin: Patriots Might Have To Shed Blood During A Hillary Clinton Presidency [VIDEO]

“Somebody asked me yesterday, I did an interview and they said, ‘Do you think it’s possible, if Hillary Clinton were to win the election, do you think it’s possible that we’ll be able to survive? That we would ever be able to recover as a nation?’ And while there are people who have stood on this stage and said we ...

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KENTUCKY: Anti-Gay Nutjob Sues Kim Davis And Gov. Matt Bevin For Refusing To Let Him Marry His Laptop

Remember the nutcase who sued Apple in 2013 because his MacBook didn’t block him from accessing the porn which ruined his marriage? And then in 2014 when he attempted to intervene in one of Florida’s same-sex marriage cases so that he could marry that porn-filled laptop? And then earlier this year when he sued the state of Texas, again for ...

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Kentucky To Join Anti-Transgender Suit Against Feds

Law Newz reports: On Friday, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin promised his state would join several others in a lawsuit fighting the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom guideline. “The federal government has no authority to dictate local school districts’ bathroom and locker room policies,” he said in a statement. “The Obama Administration’s transgender policy ‘guidelines’ are an absurd federal overreach into a ...

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KENTUCKY: State Awards $18 Million In Tax Breaks To Ken Ham’s Creationist Ark Encounter Theme Park

Kentucky.com reports: A state agency remade by Gov. Matt Bevin last week has approved $18 million in tax breaks to a Grant County amusement park that will feature a “life-size” Noah’s Ark. The $92 million Ark Encounter project, owned by the same company as the Creation Museum in Petersburg, is scheduled to open July 7. The tax break initially was ...

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KENTUCKY: Governor Signs Bill Removing Clerks’ Names From Marriage Licenses, Liberty Counsel Cheers

Reuters reports: Kentucky’s governor on Wednesday signed into law a bill that removes county clerks’ names from the state marriage license forms at the center of a controversy involving an official jailed last year for refusing to issue licenses to gay couples. Senate Bill 216, signed by Republican Governor Matt Bevin, also creates a single form that either heterosexual or ...

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KENTUCKY: Gov. Matt Bevin Notifies Feds That He Will Begin Dismantling State Insurance Exchange

The Frankfort Courier-Journal reports: Following through on a campaign pledge, Gov. Matt Bevin has notified federal authorities he plans to dismantle kynect, Kentucky’s health insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. The decision drew immediate fire from health care advocates, including Bill Wagner, executive director of the Family Health Centers, a network of public health clinics in Louisville. “It’s ...

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KENTUCKY: Gov. Matt Bevin Faces Massive Legal Bill For His State’s Losing Battle Against Marriage

Back in August then-Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was hit with a $2.3 million legal fees bill from the winning side in his state’s battle against same-sex marriage. Beshear balked at paying the “unreasonable” amount and offered to settle for $581K – about 25% of the bill. Now the full bill is in the lap of newly-elected teabagger Gov. Matt Bevin, ...

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KENTUCKY: Gov. Matt Bevin Signs Executive Order Removing Clerks’ Names From Marriage Licenses

We knew this was coming. Via the Louisville Courier-Journal: In one of his first major acts in office, Gov. Matt Bevin issued a series of executive orders Tuesday to remove the names of county clerks from marriage licenses in Kentucky and halt efforts by former Gov. Steve Beshear to restore voting rights to certain felons who have completed their sentences. ...

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