GovBeat: Kentucky

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 01/28/2014

States could count computer programming as foreign language skill

Republicans and Democrats are pitching bills to encourage students to learn computer programming.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:56 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Kentucky, New Mexico, States

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Kentucky session preview: Rolling the dice

Casino gambling could be the answer to Kentucky’s budget woes.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:04 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, casinos, gambling, Kentucky, session preview, States, taxes

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Kentucky Republicans aim to reel in governor’s power in wake of Obamacare

After Gov. Steve Beshear embraced Obamacare, Republicans will pitch a constitutional amendment to scale back his powers.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:13 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, Kentucky, newsletter, obamacare, States

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Northeastern states will press Midwest, Appalachia on clean air

Democratic governors hope to force Midwestern and Appalachian states to clean up their air.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:05 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Connecticut, Delaware, Environment, Illinois, indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, VERMONT, virginia, West Virginia

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Casinos hold sway in 39 states, up from just two a few decades ago

What was the province of two states just decades ago is now available in nearly 40.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, gambling, georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, VERMONT, virginia

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 09/30/2013

How states are spreading the word on health-care exchanges

States are already running aggressive campaigns to introduce health care marketplaces, which launch Tuesday.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:58 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, Kentucky, Koch brothers, obamacare, Oregon, States

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 09/16/2013

The state pension situation is improving, but most plan funding is still low

Wisconsin has the strongest pension plan; Illinois the worst.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:19 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012, Connecticut, illinois, kentucky, liability, Morningstar, New York, North Carolina, pension, pensions, South Dakota, Tennessee, unfunded, washington, wisconsin

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Gay-marriage backers head to court

Supporters of same-sex marriage are shifting tactics, focusing on courts of law rather than state legislatures.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arkansas, gay marriage, kentucky, new mexico, same sex marriage, social issues, texas

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Kentucky gets new legislative maps

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed legislation Friday to make permanent new state legislative district maps after two years of legal feuding

By Reid Wilson  |  09:36 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, elections, kentucky, maps, politics, redistricting

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Kentucky moving fast on redistricting plan

The Kentucky House is likely to vote Wednesday on a plan to redraw the state's legislative boundaries.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:08 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  kentucky, redistricting, States