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The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Morgan:

Mitch McConnell slams 'outrageous mischaracterization' over his comment about Black voters

Many people decried a comment Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made this week implying Black people aren't Americans. He responded Friday. → Read More

Kentucky Democratic Party suing over Republicans' state and Congress redistricting maps

The lawsuit was announced minutes after Republican lawmakers overrode Gov. Andy Beshear's veto of the Kentucky House redistricting plan. → Read More

Move Kentucky's primary election to August? Louisville lawmaker says it may be necessary.

Republican Rep. Jerry Miller indicated it may be necessary to delay Kentucky's primary election if the GOP's redistricting plans get tied up in court. → Read More

Lawmaker is back again with plan to shield records on Kentucky public officers

The Kentucky Press Association sharply criticized the legislation, saying it's unconstitutional and "a broadside attack on the First Amendment." → Read More

Kentucky lawmakers move to recoup state's $15 million Braidy Industries investment

Senators advanced legislation that would direct the state to take back its $15 million investment in the company, now known as Unity Aluminum. → Read More

Gov. Andy Beshear's budget proposal: Brent Spence Bridge, other projects funded

Shifting strategy after Republicans filed their budget early, Gov. Andy Beshear laid out his plan for economic development and infrastructure funding. → Read More

Could American Rescue Plan money help pay for Kentucky tornado relief? It's complicated

State officials are checking if they can spend any of their hundreds of millions of ARPA dollars on Kentucky tornado relief. Here's what we know. → Read More

Kentucky legislature passes redistricting plans, sends them to Beshear

Redistricting happens every 10 years, and this is the first time the GOP has fully controlled that process in Kentucky. → Read More

Critics say Kentucky House GOP's redistricting plan targets women, protects incumbents

Democrats and the League of Women Voters of Kentucky's concerns include how it divvies up some counties and pits women lawmakers against each other. → Read More

Kentucky House GOP unveils plan to redo legislative districts. Here's some of the changes.

House Speaker David Osborne also said the legislature plans to delay the filing deadline for candidates in the 2022 elections. → Read More

'Don't recognize this place': Storms cut unprecedented line of destruction across Kentucky

Four tornadoes cut through Kentucky, the most devastating one barreled across more than 220 miles of land. → Read More

Rep. Thomas Massie: I'll never delete family Christmas photo with guns

Rep. Thomas Massie's gun-filled family photo was criticized because he posted it soon after four teens in Michigan were killed in a school shooting. → Read More

As latest debt crisis approaches, Rand Paul says he won't vote to raise U.S. debt ceiling

Sen. Rand Paul also discussed Rep. Thomas Massie's controversial Christmas photo of his family toting guns, posted just days after a school shooting. → Read More

Louisville West End TIF board looking for neighborhood representation. Here's how to apply

The West End Opportunity Partnership board just announced how it'll select its final nine members, who will represent west Louisville's neighborhoods. → Read More

Kentucky commission claims Alison Lundergan Grimes broke state ethics code

Anyone found to have violated the ethics code could face fines of up to $5,000 per count and a public reprimand, the board's executive director said. → Read More

Vindicated radio host Matt Jones accuses Kentucky GOP of 'bullying' him off the air

Here's why the Federal Election Commission made that decision about this nearly two-year-old complaint and what Jones has to say about the case. → Read More

In or out? Rep. John Yarmuth's son makes a decision on running for his father's seat

When John Yarmuth announced he'd decided not to seek reelection, Aaron Yarmuth said he was considering a campaign. But he has decided against it. → Read More

It's official: Funeral home owner Anthony Oxendine is running for Louisville mayor

His main reason for running is his concern about the city's problem with gun violence. He said he's buried many victims through his funeral home. → Read More

Who will fill John Yarmuth's seat in Congress in 2023? An early look at the top contenders

Rep. John Yarmuth's decision to retire from Congress and not seek reelection has sparked a lot of speculation about who could fill his shoes. → Read More

On heels of Yarmuth retirement announcement, Kentucky Democratic leader says he's running

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth just announced he's retiring from Congress. State Sen. Morgan McGarvey launched his campaign to succeed him right away. → Read More