Gov. Matt Bevin

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The winning candidates for Kentucky governor drew just a fraction of the state's voters in party primaries this week, a signal that both have lots of work to do in what will likely be a brutal general election campaign.

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Incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has won a closer-than-expected primary election and will face Attorney General Andy Beshear during this year’s race to be Kentucky’s next governor.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Wins GOP Primary

May 21, 2019
Terry Little

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term, defeating three Republican challengers Tuesday to advance to a tougher fall campaign where his Democratic challenger will try to bludgeon him for his high-profile feuding with public school teachers.

Kentucky Primary To Offer Verdict On Bevin's Job Performance

May 21, 2019
J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

Voters in Kentucky are casting ballots in a primary that will deliver an initial verdict on the job performance of Gov. Matt Bevin.

J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is running for re-election this year. He’s got three primary challengers and low approval ratings after a series of gaffes and insults towards public school teachers. But he also has widespread name recognition and economic development successes to hang his hat on.

Murray State University

With spring semester coming to a close, Matt Markgraf sat down this week on Sounds Good with Murray State University President Bob Jackson to talk about commencement, fall enrollment, construction projects underway and they unpack how the proposed pension relief bill would affect the university and the possible roadmap moving forward.

J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin finished crafting a new version of the pension bill he vetoed last month and is trying to rally support. He also unveiled his first reelection ad, which is scheduled to air during the Kentucky Derby. And Democrats running for governor have officially taken their gloves off.

Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

Kentucky lawmakers received briefings Wednesday on a new pension bill as Gov. Matt Bevin's administration continued preparations for a special legislative session aimed at giving relief to regional universities and many agencies faced with surging pension costs.

Ryland Barton

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin stepped into controversy again by claiming teacher protests caused a child to be shot in Louisville. And Democratic candidates for governor took part in their first televised debate of the campaign season, differing on the abortion issue.

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Kentucky state Senator Danny Carroll feels certain a special session will be called in the coming months to take on the state’s pension crisis and that the resulting bill will be a revised version of the late-session bill lawmakers passed and that the governor vetoed.