Mitch McConnell

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 Kentucky’s state budget officials told lawmakers Friday that general fund receipts may decline by 495 million dollars next fiscal year. It’s just the latest example of the unprecedented financial hardships ahead for the Ohio Valley’s state and local governments due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’ll only support sending more federal funds to state and local governments if the money is spent on responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

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  Businesses are asking to be shielded from lawsuits filed by customers and employees who contract coronavirus, but labor groups worry that doing so would chip away at protections designed to keep workers and customers safe.

Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

  A progressive political group has endorsed Mike Broihier in this year’s race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a rare joint statement on Saturday, declined an offer from the White House to make rapid COVID-19 tests available for Congress.

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  Last week, Kentucky’s senior Sen. Mitch McConnell suggested that states be allowed to declare bankruptcy as they struggle with cratering tax revenues during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kentucky colleges and universities are set to receive more than $156 million in emergency cash relief from the U.S. Department of Education. According to a press release issued Friday by 

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the funds are earmarked for supporting students and institutions during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Official Portrait / Office of Senator Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has raised nearly $7.5 million in the first three months of 2020.

His campaign said Tuesday it's the best fundraising performance for the Kentucky Republican since he entered the Senate in the mid-1980s. McConnell flexed his fundraising strength in the midst of a global pandemic. McConnell has raised $25.6 million so far for the 2020 election cycle, and he had nearly $14.9 million on hand in what shapes up as a big-spending Senate race in Kentucky.

Architect of the Capitol

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, that passed last month directs over two trillion dollars to provide economic relief as the coronavirus pandemic worsens in the United States. Staffers from the office of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell answered constituents’ questions regarding small business and unemployment benefits at a conference call hosted Monday by the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce.

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  Senate Democratic candidates seeking to unseat Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held their first primary debate of the season Thursday night in Northern Kentucky.

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