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  • Candidates advance from Kentucky primary elections

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    The statewide primary election for Kentucky was held on May 16, 2023. Candidates competed to advance to the general election scheduled for Nov. 7, 2023. An exception to this was the special general election for Kentucky State Senate District 28, which was the final race stage.  Candidates ran in elections for governor, secretary of state,…

  • Daniel Cameron defeats eleven other candidates in the Republican primary for governor of Kentucky

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    Daniel Cameron defeated Ryan Quarles, Kelly Craft, and nine other candidates in the Republican primary for governor of Kentucky on May 16. Cameron will face incumbent Gov. Andy Beshear (D) in the general election on Nov. 7. Cameron received 47% of the vote to Quarles’ 22% and Craft’s 18%. The three led in polling and…

  • Incumbent Adams defeats two candidates to win Kentucky’s Republican primary for secretary of state

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    Incumbent Michael Adams defeated two candidates—2015 Republican nominee Stephen Knipper and former state Rep. Allen Maricle—in the Republican primary for Kentucky secretary of state on May 16. Adams faces former state Rep. Charles Wheatley—the only candidate who ran for the Democratic nomination—in the general election on Nov. 7. Adams was elected secretary of state in…

  • Kentucky Supreme Court issues 19 opinions from April 24-30

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    The Kentucky Supreme Court issued 19 opinions from April 24-30. As of April 30, the court issued 62 opinions in 2023 — 14 fewer than this point a year ago. Three of the 19 opinions are below: Friends of Louisville Public Art, LLC v. Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Historic Landmarks & Preservation Districts Comm’n, where the…

  • Four states advance bills prohibiting union dues deductions

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    Four states have recently advanced Republican-sponsored bills prohibiting union dues deductions for certain public-sector employees.  Here’s what those bills say and where they stand. Arkansas  Arkansas lawmakers delivered Senate Bill 473 to Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) on April 7 after the House passed the bill on April 6. SB 473 states: “A school district board of directors…

  • Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey: Kentucky roundup

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    Kentucky is holding elections, including for state treasurer, on May 16, 2023. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. Below is a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out…

  • Kentucky Supreme Court issues 25 opinions from March 20-26

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    The Kentucky Supreme Court issued 25 opinions from March 20-26. As of March 26, the court issued 43 opinions in 2023 — 16 fewer than this point a year ago. Three of 25 opinions are below: Commonwealth v. McMichael, where the court affirmed the appellate court’s reversal of a trial court’s judgment ordering the defendant…

  • Absentee/mail-in ballot request deadlines, 2023

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    Eight states—Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington—are holding statewide elections this year. Absentee/mail-in voting is voting that does not happen in person on Election Day but instead occurs another way, usually by mail. All states allow for some form of absentee/mail-in voting. Some states require voters to provide a valid excuse…

  • Governor Andy Beshear (D) issues one executive order from March 13-19

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    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) issued one executive order from March 13-19. As of March 19, Beshear has issued one executive order in 2023 — one more than he did at this point a year ago. Executive Order 2023-155, where the governor prohibited price gouging following a severe weather system. Governors use executive orders to…

  • Election legislation roundup: Kentucky General Assembly 

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    As of March 19, members of the Kentucky General Assembly, which includes the Kentucky House of Representatives and the Kentucky State Senate, have passed one bill related to election administration since the beginning of the year. A bipartisan group of legislators sponsored the bill. The bill is:    KY HB302: AN ACT relating to elections and…