Gov. Matt Bevin has joined with 25 other states in filing an amicus brief in Peruta v. San Diego County, an important Second Amendment case challenging the constitutionality of a California law restricting citizens’ rights to carry handguns outside their homes for self-defense.
A wide array of bills were heard in committees and voted out of the Senate in a busy and exciting third week of the 2017 Session. Because this year’s 30-day meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly is considered a “short session,” we make sure we maximize our time here in Frankfort.
Gov. Matt Bevin testified yesterday afternoon before the House Judiciary Committee in support of House Bill 333, which seeks to set common sense limits on pain medication prescriptions in an effort to combat Kentucky’s opioid epidemic. The bill also has several measures to regulate, prohibit and punish the illicit possession, importation and trafficking of fentanyl, carfentanil and fentanyl derivatives. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee in Support of HB 333→
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Andy Puzder’s decision to withdraw as the president’s nominee for Secretary of Labor:
“I strongly supported Andy Puzder because he is uniquely qualified, knows how to improve the lives of hard-working Americans and knows how to get our economy back on track. I’m confident he will continue to find ways to contribute his time and talent to have a positive impact on our nation. I respect his decision Continue reading McConnell Statement on Andy Puzder→
Berea’s local economy has changed a lot over the last 70 years. It began the 1950s with numerous small, locally-owned businesses like Moore’s Motel, the Tastee-Freeze, the Carlton, B&B grocery, Barker’s Clothing, Britton Chevrolet, and Purkey’s Hardware, and attracted its first modern manufacturing plant, the Berea Rubber Company, in 1951, and dedicated its first Interstate exit in 1966.
After the Interstate arrived, shopping malls opened in Lexington and Richmond, nationally franchised restaurants appeared in Berea, and our local economy changed drastically. Those early businesses closed, and fewer local investors risked their money in Continue reading State of the City 2017: One Berea Story→