SECTIONS Search E-edition Home News All News Business Communities Counties Crime Education Lexington Most Wanted Nation/World News Photos News Videos Politics Searchable Databases State Watchdog Columns Tom Eblen Sports All Sports UK Sports College Sports Next Cats Recruiting High School Horses Kentucky Speedway Lexington Legends Reds MLB NBA NASCAR NFL Sports Photos Sports Videos Columns John Clay's Columns Mark Story Next Cats Recruiting UK Sports All UK Sports Next Cats Recruiting Baseball Basketball - Men Basketball - Women Recruiting Ex-Cats Football UK Photos UK Videos More UK Sports Columns John Clay's Blog Mark Story Politics Politics Elections Entertainment All Entertainment Books Celebrities Comics Puzzles & Games Events … [Read more...] about Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin had a very bad week. Blame some of it on his worst enemy.
Kathleen Gray and Ann Zaniewski Detroit Free Press Published 7:08 PM EST Dec 13, 2018 LANSING — Without discussion or debate, the state Senate gave final passage Thursday evening to a pair of bills that prohibit communities from passing ordinances to regulate pet shops in their towns. The bills — HB 5916 and 5917 — passed on mostly party-line votes of 23-14, with Republicans supporting them and Democrats opposed. They would put new pet shop rules in place and prevent a county, city, village or township from banning them. Supporters say the proposal would make it more difficult for stores to buy pups from puppy mills. Critics, however, are worried that cities would lose the ability to keep tabs on the shops, and that the bills would actually make it easier for pet stores to get animals from unscrupulous breeders. "It’s our position, the Humane Society of Huron Valley, that it would be … [Read more...] about Legislature passes bill banning local regulation of pet shops
Today marks the start of an eight-week consultation on Chichester’s Local Plan Review, a document that will play a key part in deciding the future of housing and infrastructure in the district. The 270-page draft document details where the district council intends to build 650 new homes a year up to 2035.It also includes allocations for 219,700sqm of employment space, revisions of planning policies and upgrades to the A27 bypass, should funding not be found for a major scheme.Chichester District Council’s existing planning framework for the area was adopted in 2015 with a request from a planning inspector that it be reviewed within five years.To complete the review, the council is running through a consultation process. Members of the public can comment on the preferred approach document up until February 7.From 2016 to 2035, the plan makes provision for 12,350 new homes, equating to 650 dwellings a year.This is made up of 609 homes a year to meet the area’s … [Read more...] about Have your say on future of district in Chichester’s Local Plan review
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (Bevin-Hampton Administration YouTube page) Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin blasted the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper Wednesday for partnering with ProPublica, an investigative journalism outlet whose backers include liberal financier George Soros. In a YouTube video, Bevin accuses the outlet, ProPublica, of left-wing bias and also tears into the local paper. “This is the same Courier-Journal, mind you, which, while it’s dying, continues to maintain that they are unbiased, that they are good journalists and that they are interested in transparency, and holding government ... accountable,” Bevin says in the video. “Who’s holding the Courier-Journal accountable?” “Who’s holding the Courier-Journal accountable?” — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Bevin also criticizes ProPublica’s founders, Herbert and Marion Sandler, who have donated to progressive causes and groups, including … [Read more...] about Kentucky governor blasts local newspaper’s alliance with Soros-backed journalism outlet
AUSTIN — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday state lawmakers will ultimately decide how to fund his plan to limit how much local school districts can raise each year in property taxes. But Abbott suggested oil and gas tax revenue could help cover the projected loss of over $3 billion in school tax money by 2023. “There have been dozens of funding strategies already identified,” Abbott said at a chamber of commerce event in Austin, though he didn’t name any others. “Because there’s going to be different pieces of the puzzle that fit together, I think it’s best left to the House and Senate and their members.” Abbott made property tax reform a centerpiece of his re-election campaign, first floating the 2.5 percent tax cap in January. It would restrict how much local school districts can raise in property taxes each year to pay for daily operation costs such as teacher salaries and school supplies. According to his plan, the state … [Read more...] about Gov. Abbott’s property tax reform plan calls for $1.3B from state in 2020