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KY Gov. Beshear’s lawyers: Banning marriage equality would protect our economy

Attorneys representing Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) argued that banning marriage equality serves the state’s economic interests by protecting the birth rate, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported on Friday. Beshear filed a personal appeal against U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II’s February 2014 ruling which said the state had to…

GOP representative demands positive Obamacare results but recoils when confronted with some

A CNN host got into a heated exchange Tuesday with a Republican congresswoman who demanded results from Obamacare but dismissed positive results cited by Kentucky’s governor. Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, said on CNN’s “New Day” that Kentucky had been signing up about 1,000 residents each day on the state’s…

Kentucky governor approves new science curriculum despite conservative opposition

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s (D) office announced Wednesday that he will enact a new statewide science curriculum despite opponents’ accusations that it puts too much emphasis on evolution and climate change education. WPFL-FM reported that a statement from Beshear’s office said he considered the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a…

Kentucky Democrats may overturn governor’s veto of ‘religious freedom’ bill (UPDATED)

Democrats in the Kentucky state House voted on Monday to bring an override of Gov. Steve Beshear (R)’s veto of the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Act to the floor for a vote on Tuesday. According to the Lexington Herald-Reader, the House’s Democratic caucus only arrived at the decision after heated…

Kentucky’s Democratic governor wins re-election

LOUISVILLE, Ky (Reuters) – Kentucky’s Democratic Governor Steve Beshear won re-election to a second term on Tuesday, beating back challenges from two rivals. With nearly 90 percent of the state’s 3,571 precincts reporting, the incumbent had garnered 56.1 percent of the vote, according to the state board of elections website.…

Kentucky city gives Bible theme park a 75% tax break

A Kentucky city has agreed to give a staggering 75 percent property tax discount to a biblical theme park that will feature a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark. The tax breaks provided by the Grant County city of Williamstown would span 30 years, according to The Lexington Herald-Leader. That is…

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