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Gay marriage ruling faces political test in Kentucky

Posted: 06/29/2015 - The political fallout of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage will get its first test in Kentucky, one of the few conservative states where Democrats still control state government.

McConnell touts new trade deal in speech

Posted: 06/29/2015 - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is predicting the U.S. would register trade surpluses with countries lining up for the next global trade deal.

McConnell touts new trade deal in speech

Updated: 06/29/2015 - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is predicting the U.S. would register trade surpluses with countries lining up for the next global trade deal.

Supreme Court will re-hear Texas affirmative action

Posted: 06/29/2015 - The Supreme Court says it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education.

Bevin uses marriage ruling to criticize Conway

Updated: 06/26/2015 - After the Supreme Court ruled all 50 states must allow same-sex marriages, Republican Matt Bevin used the decision to criticize Attorney General Jack Conway as the two men battle to be the next Kentucky governor.

Kentucky leaders react to gay marriage ruling

Updated: 06/26/2015 - Following the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states, Kentucky leaders are sharing their reactions.
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Conway offers plan for job growth in Kentucky

Posted: 06/24/2015 - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jack Conway has released a jobs plan that includes promoting Kentucky's homegrown industries and expanding broadband access to rural areas lacking the links with high-speed Internet service.

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Bluegrass Poll: Minimum wage top issue in governor’s race

Roughly two months before Kentuckians head to the polls to decide who will square off next fall in the governor’s race, a new Bluegrass Poll determined that increasing the minimum wage is the top issue on the minds of voters.
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