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Grimes Mum On 2015 Plans

Dec 17, 2014
surfky.com

Secretary of State and former Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes isn’t committing to any races in 2015 just yet.

A debate over the state’s prevailing wage law is simmering in Frankfort.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is criticizing the Obama administration's plans to normalize ties with Cuba.  McConnell says he defers to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a Cuban-American from Florida, on the issue because he says Rubio is an expert on U.S.-Cuban matters.

More than 100,000 people in Kentucky have applied for or renewed their health care coverage through the state's health benefit exchange during a one-month open enrollment.  Governor Steve Beshear's office says Monday was the deadline for coverage to begin Jan. 1.

bioprepwatch.com

Richmond officials announced Tuesday that the Blue Grass Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant is 90 percent complete. 

A Kentucky Fish and Wildlife official shot and killed a mountain lion after a concerned caller spotted it in northern Bourbon County.  A spokesman for the agency says officials hope to determine whether the lion was a captive animal that got loose, or a free-ranging wild lion.

Newly-reelected 6th District Representative and frequent Dodd-Frank Act critic Andy Barr says he wasn’t one of the lawmakers who inserted language loosening bank restrictions in the legislation into the $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill passed last week. But he supports the move.

State Representative and co-chair of the Kentucky Public Pension Oversight Board Brent Yonts says he’s open to the idea of a comprehensive audit of the state’s debt-ridden pension system.

The government's annual drug use survey finds that electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens.

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