Jacqueline Coleman

Kentucky House advances two preventive, diagnostic health bills 

BY: - February 5, 2024

The Kentucky House unanimously passed two health bills on Monday that are aimed at making childhood vaccines more accessible and detecting cancer early.  House Bill 115 would get rid of insurance copays and cost sharing for diagnostic cancer screenings like mammograms. It passed 93-0 with no debate.  Sponsor and former nurse Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser, […]

Moving Kentucky governor’s races to presidential election years gets nod from Senate committee

BY: - January 10, 2024

FRANKFORT — Kentuckians would begin electing their governors in presidential election years under a proposed constitutional amendment that advanced from committee Wednesday.  Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ryland Heights, sponsored  Senate Bill 10 — a measure that would set the stage for moving Kentucky elections for constitutional officers, including governor, to even-numbered years.  If the General Assembly […]

Here’s who gave to Beshear-Coleman inauguration committee

BY: - January 4, 2024

FRANKFORT — Special interest political action committees and wealthy political donors provided the vast majority of $684,000 raised in the closing weeks of 2023 by the inauguration committee of Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jaqueline Coleman, according to a report filed Wednesday by the committee with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. The report […]

McConnell applauds Kentucky Republicans’ rise at public swearing-in of constitutional officers

BY: - January 2, 2024

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s most prominent Republican, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, applauded his party’s continued hold on most of Kentucky’s constitutional offices as newly elected or reelected officials took their public oaths of office on Tuesday in the Capitol Rotunda.  “I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to be here today in this most improbable […]

Lt. Gov. Coleman says her post-mastectomy reports ‘came back clean,’ stresses importance of early detection, prevention

BY: - December 26, 2023

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who underwent a double mastectomy Dec. 18, says her “post-surgery reports came back clean.” In a release Tuesday, Coleman said: “While I am grateful for my amazing health-care heroes, and the relief I feel for having answers, please hear me when I say, if I had put this off, skipped appointments, […]

Commentary

Wrapping up ’23 with some fanciful gifts for Kentucky politicians

BY: - December 22, 2023

The notion of giving fanciful but pointed presents to public figures at Christmastime is an old one, established in Kentucky in 1981-82 by the late Ed Ryan when he was chief of The Courier-Journal’s Frankfort Bureau and institutionalized by his successors, Bob Garrett and Tom Loftus. I also inherited the enterprise, and at a time […]

Beshear speaks of unity and hope over hate in second inaugural speech

BY: - December 12, 2023

FRANKFORT — Standing in front of Kentucky’s Capitol, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday spoke of hope and unity for the next four years.  Beshear and Lt.  Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who  were inaugurated for the second time, highlighted in their addresses the accomplishments of their first term, stressing economic development, and honored Kentuckians who overcame […]

Dr. Steven Stack, MC for private swearing-in, praises Beshear, recalls their pandemic work

BY: - December 12, 2023

State Public Health Commissioner Steven Stack was master of ceremonies for Gov. Andy Beshear’s private swearing-in ceremony as Tuesday began, providing a platform for him to reflect on his and Beshear’s work during the pandemic, work that won public approval and set Beshear up for reelection. Taking the lectern in the Capitol Rotunda after Land […]

Beshear’s inauguration is next week. Here’s the schedule.

BY: - December 8, 2023

Last month, voters gave Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman a second term. Next week, they’ll be inaugurated again at the State Capitol in Frankfort.  The 62nd inauguration on Tuesday, Dec. 12, will feature Kentuckians to celebrate a theme of “Forward, Together.” The festivities include an inaugural ball, a parade, performances and […]

Kentucky’s 2023 voter turnout was 6 points lower than four years ago

BY: - November 10, 2023

More than 1.3 million ballots were cast in Kentucky’s general election — a turnout of 38.07% of registered voters, according to unofficial results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. This year’s turnout was down from four years ago by about 6 percentage points. In 2019, the general election turnout was 44.2%. Democratic Gov. Andy […]

What could Kentucky’s ballot look like in 2027?

BY: - November 8, 2023

Kentucky may have finished its 2023 election Tuesday, but that hasn’t stopped speculation about who’s going to appear on the ballot in 2027 — or even who could be a 2028 presidential candidate.  Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear won a second four-year term, defeating his Republican opponent Attorney General Daniel Cameron by about 5 percentage points, […]

Beshear calls on legislature to add exceptions to Kentucky abortion ban, fund teacher raises

BY: - November 8, 2023

FRANKFORT — The day after winning a second term, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear spoke of several changes he would like to see from the General Assembly  — including educator raises and exceptions to Kentucky’s abortion law in cases of rape and incest.  Beshear, flanked by First Lady Britainy Beshear, Lt. Gov Jacqueline Coleman and First […]