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  • A crowded field for Kentucky governor

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    Voters in Kentucky will elect a governor this fall—but exactly who ends up on the November ballot will depend on the results of the state’s May 16 primaries. Three candidates are running in the Democratic primary: Incumbent Gov. Andy Beshear, Peppy Martin, and Geoff Young. Beshear was first elected in 2019, receiving 49.2% of the…

  • Election legislation roundup: Kentucky State Senate

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    As of Feb. 26, Ballotpedia has tracked eight election-related bills in the Kentucky State Senate since the beginning of the year. Of the eight, Ballotpedia tracked two from Feb. 20-26. Republicans sponsored these bills. The two bills are: KY SB250: AN ACT relating to elections, Adrienne Southworth (R) and Lindsey Tichenor (R). Prohibits voting systems…

  • Election legislation roundup: Kentucky House of Representatives

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    As of Feb. 26, Ballotpedia has tracked five election-related bills in the Kentucky House of Representatives since the beginning of the year. Of the five, Ballotpedia tracked one from Feb. 20-26. Republicans sponsored the bill. The bill is: KY HB501: AN ACT relating to elections, Rep. Richard Heath (R). As introduced, this bill adds gender…

  • Election legislation roundup: Kentucky State Senate

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    As of Feb. 19, Ballotpedia has tracked six election-related bills in the Kentucky State Senate since the beginning of the year. Of the six, Ballotpedia tracked one from Feb. 13-19. Democrats sponsored the bill. The bill is:    KY SB125: An Act relating to elections, Sen. Denise Harper Angel (D). Requires the state board of elections to…

  • Election legislation roundup: Kentucky House of Representatives

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    As of Feb. 19, Ballotpedia has tracked four election-related bills in the Kentucky House of Representatives since the beginning of the year. Of the four, Ballotpedia tracked one from Feb. 13-19. Republicans sponsored the bill. The bill is:    KY HB302: AN ACT relating to elections and declaring an emergency, Reps. Joshua Branscum (R), Jennifer Decker…

  • Kentucky Supreme Court issues 18 opinions from Feb. 13-19

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    The Kentucky Supreme Court issued 18 opinions from Feb. 13-19. As of Feb. 19, the court issued 18opinions in 2023—no more or fewer than this point a year ago. The first 10 opinions are below:  KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. STEVEN O. THORNTON  LISA M. WELLS V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION  KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. ARTHUR JOSEPH…

  • Chambers Armstrong wins Kentucky State Senate District 19 special election

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    A special general election took place for Kentucky State Senate District 19 on Feb. 21, 2023. Cassie Chambers Armstrong (D) won the special election with 77% of the vote to Misty Glin’s (R) 22.9%. The special election was called after Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey (D) left office to represent Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional District on…

  • Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey: Kentucky roundup

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    Kentucky is holding elections, including for governor, 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 the…

  • Special election preview: Kentucky State Senate District 19

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    The special general election for Kentucky State Senate District 19 is on Feb. 21, 2023. Cassie Chambers Armstrong (D) and Misty Glin (R) are competing in the special election. The filing deadline to run passed on Jan. 3. The special election was called after Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey (D) left office to represent Kentucky’s…

  • Kentucky threatens to divest from 11 banks over ESG policies

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    Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball (R) on January 2 issued a statement notifying 11 banks that their environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) policies amounted to energy boycotts that harmed the state’s economy according to definitions passed into law last spring. The statement says the banks have 90 days to stop what Kentucky argues are…