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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Hoover Saga Continues, Medicaid Waiver Approved

Ryland Barton

This week, the state legislature continued to preoccupy itself with a sexual harassment scandal in the House of Representatives. After saying he would resign, and then he wouldn’t, Rep. Jeff Hoover formally resigned his post as Speaker of the House.

Meanwhile, a new pension bill still hasn’t emerged. But on Friday, Gov. Matt Bevin got some good news in the form of federal approval for his proposal to overhaul the state’s Medicaid system.

Kentucky Public Radio’s Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Suggested Reading:

Hoover Officially Resigns Speakership, Says Bevin Spread ‘Lies From Hell’

Hoover Lashes Out At State Lawmakers Seeking His Expulsion

9 Kentucky House Democrats Aren’t Seeking Re-election. Why?

Kentucky House Disbands Committee Investigating Hoover Allegations

New Pension Proposal Unlikely Ahead Of Bevin’s Budget Address

Ryland Barton is the Managing Editor for Collaboratives. He's covered politics and state government for NPR member stations KWBU in Waco and KUT in Austin. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Texas. He grew up in Lexington.

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