CN|2: With Supreme Court ruling, GOP lawmakers want another look at state exchange

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After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month federal subsidies could apply to health plans purchased on both state and federal insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, Republicans on the Interim Joint Health and Welfare Committee suggested Wednesday the state may fare better by shuttering kynect in favor of the federal website HealthCare.gov. But … Read More

State Journal: Tensions Flare Over Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky

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What started as a rosy Medicaid overview presentation turned into vitriolic criticism by state committee members attacking claims about Medicaid expansion in Kentucky in the report. Audrey Tayse Haynes, secretary for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Lisa Lee, commissioner for the Department for Medicaid Services, presented an overview of the state’s Medicaid … Read More

Ralph Alvarado Named to GOPAC’s 2015 Emerging Leaders

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“I am thrilled and humbled to be named to GOPAC’s Class of 2015 ‪#‎EmergingLeaders‬,” said Ralph Alvarado of his nomination. “Our Emerging Leaders program ensures a roster of prepared and tested Republicans ready to lead in their state legislatures and run for higher office.” said GOPAC Chairman David Avella. “As evidenced by past honorees now … Read More

Hundreds of new jobs headed to Winchester

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I could not be more excited to see such a significant investment made by Catalent Pharma Solutions in Winchester. As a physician, it is encouraging to see this pharmaceutical company’s impact on our local economy and in Kentucky’s health care industry as a whole. The new jobs created from their multimillion dollar investment certainly will … Read More

Feb. 27, 2015 Legislative Update

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2015) – One thing I have had to accept while being in Frankfort is that the legislative process is a marathon and not always a sprint. If you have met me you know that I am a man that enjoys being on the move; I love getting things done! This was … Read More

Winchester Sun: State lawmakers discuss upcoming session

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Right-to-work legislation, freezing gas taxes and local option sales taxes were the hot topics at a legislative coffee hosted Tuesday morning by the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce. The free forum at the Cairn Coffeehouse provided residents an opportunity to discuss these topics and others with state Sen. Ralph Alvarado and state Rep. Donna Mayfield. … Read More

Scott Jennings: The new faces of the Republican Party

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What a beautiful building you have here, Governor Dennison,” he said, smiling after reading a telegram. The tall Kentuckian had just been informed the Electoral College elected him president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was visiting the Ohio State House in Columbus on Feb. 13, 1861, when he learned the good news. He was in … Read More