Gov. Matt Bevin

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin or state House of Representatives Speaker Greg Stumbo will now have to set a special election for state Rep. John Tilley’s seat after Bevin appointed the Democratic lawmaker as secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

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More than two-thirds of Kentucky residents don’t want the state to roll back its expanded Medicaid system, according to a poll released Friday.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed State Rep. John Tilley (D-Hopkinsville) to serve as Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.  

Tilley is currently serving in his fifth term in the Kentucky House of Representatives.  He is a former prosecutor and is nationally-recognized for his work on criminal justice reform and drug policy.

He is also the first Democrat appointed by the Republican Governor to a cabinet position.

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Kentucky 5th District state Rep. Kenny Imes of Murray has filed to run for re-election in 2016.

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Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday touted policy goals ranging from health insurance reform to charter schools in his inaugural address, saying they will give Kentucky a “fresh start.”