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By DAVID BADASH

Forbes says President Donald Trump is a billionaire, but he’s more than a billion dollars in debt.

By PHILIP M. BAILEY

Kentucky's junior senator was one of two lawmakers who voted against a measure Tuesday that ensures the fund to help 9/11 victims and first responders never runs out of money.

Republican Rand Paul said he couldn't "in good conscience" vote yes, because of his fiscal conservative beliefs that federal spending must be curtailed.

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AFGE Executive Board Condemns Trump’s Racist Tweets

By JACK BRAMMER and DANIEL DESROCHERS

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to deal with a huge increase in pension costs for regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies, such as health departments and rape crisis centers, won final passage in the state Senate Wednesday morning.

By TOM LOFTUS

FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin's pension bill rolled through a friendly committee Tuesday morning and is now teed up for final passage on Wednesday.

The Senate State and Local Government Committee approved the bill intended to give relief from soaring pension costs to regional universities and scores of smaller quasi-governmental groups on a party-line vote of 8-3, with all Republicans voting yes and all Democrats voting no.

The governor's race today was about Rookie's vs. the Rockies. Andy Beshear was listening to local teachers in Western Kentucky at Rookie's Sports Bar in Henderson. In contrast, Matt Bevin was at a lavish, private donor retreat in Aspen, Colorado

The Associated Press is reporting that Matt Bevin is in Colorado after calling a special session that is costing Kentucky taxpayers $66,000 a day.