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Morgan Watkins

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Morgan:

Mitch McConnell criticized for urging action after Brett Kavanaugh threat but not Uvalde

McConnell gave back-to-back speeches on the Senate floor Wednesday and Thursday, demanding House Democrats quit holding up the bipartisan bill. → Read More

Gov. Andy Beshear targets high gasoline prices by temporarily halting gas tax hike

The way the law is structured, the recent rise in gasoline prices would also lead to an increase in the gasoline tax on July 1. → Read More

Charles Booker wears a noose in ad blasting Rand Paul for holding up of antilynching bill

The sure-to-be-controversial ad doesn't mention Sen. Rand Paul went on to co-sponsor a new (and bipartisan) version of that antilynching legislation. → Read More

Mitch McConnell cracks open door to gun talks after Uvalde. But action still a long shot.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, whom the NRA has spent a lot of money supporting, has voted against stricter gun regulations throughout his decades-long career. → Read More

With all eyes on Roe, judge grants injunction blocking Kentucky's sweeping abortion law

This ruling arrives while the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn its Roe v. Wade decision establishing abortion as a constitutional right. → Read More

Voter turnout figures are in for Kentucky's primary. Here's how they compare to past years

This was the first election, outside of the special considerations made during the pandemic, to have three days of early voting in Kentucky. → Read More

Kentucky state Sen. Morgan McGarvey wins Democratic primary for Rep. John Yarmuth's seat

McGarvey led his challenger Attica Scott in fundraising and in the number of endorsements, and on Tuesday, the vote totals followed suit. → Read More

Rand Paul and Charles Booker nab US Senate primary wins and will face off in November

Sen. Rand Paul and former Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker will go head to head in the November election for Paul's seat in the U.S. Senate. → Read More

What do I need to bring to the polls to vote in Kentucky?

Kentucky recently changed its voter ID law and now requires a photo ID to verify who you are to vote. → Read More

Sen. Rand Paul stalls $40 billion in aid for Ukraine, breaking with Mitch McConnell

Sens. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer worked together to try to pass the aid for Ukraine Thursday. Paul didn't accept their compromise. → Read More

With Cameron seeking governor's office, ex-US Attorney to run for attorney general in '23

Russell Coleman emphasized his work under President Donald Trump as he launched his 2023 campaign for attorney general Thursday. → Read More

Early voting for Kentucky primary begins: Where and when can I vote around Louisville?

Early voting is officially the new normal in Kentucky. Here's where and when you can vote early in Jefferson County this week for the 2022 primary. → Read More

Morgan McGarvey, Attica Scott weigh in on crime, inflation and more at Louisville Forum

State Sen. Morgan McGarvey and state Rep. Attica Scott fielded questions Wednesday with the Kentucky primary just days away. → Read More

Donald Trump endorses Kentucky's GOP House members — even former foe Thomas Massie

U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie upset former President Donald Trump in March 2020 over a vote, but it looks like he isn't holding a grudge. → Read More

Former President Trump greeted with cheers at 148th Kentucky Derby

Former U.S. President Donald Trump attended the 2022 Kentucky Derby and made an appearance at a political fundraiser held at Churchill Downs. → Read More

Andy Beshear sues over GOP plan to reduce his power over ethics commission appointments

The governor wants a judge to halt legislation that reduces his power over appointing and removing Executive Branch Ethics Commission members. → Read More

Rand Paul's comments on Russian invasion criticized as echoing Putin's point on Ukraine

The Kentucky senator's comments came during an exchange on Capitol Hill with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. → Read More

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend the 2022 Kentucky Derby

This won't be the first time Donald Trump has showed up to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports. → Read More

In the race for congressional campaign cash, 2 Kentucky contenders widen their lead

Here is the latest fundraising news on the two big Kentucky congressional contests facing Louisville voters this year. → Read More

JCPS would be required to open a charter school under bill that advances after rushed vote

Under the measure, charter schools would be required to open in Louisville and Northern Kentucky. → Read More