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Accountability | Kentucky

New Allegations of Illegal Behavior Revive Matt Bevin’s Long History of Encouraging Allies To Break Federal Law

By Cole Driver on June 20, 2019.

Allegations that Matt Bevin and members of his administration are violating federal restrictions on political activity have resurfaced amid an ongoing dispute between Bevin and Ky. Attorney General Andy Beshear over health care policy.

Health Care | Virginia

Va. Delegate Tim Hugo Has Voted 16 Times to Allow Insurance Companies to Deny Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions, Taken Over $280,000 From Healthcare Industry

By Cole Driver on June 19, 2019.

Va. State Delegate Tim Hugo voted 16 times in only 2 years for bills in the state legislature that allow insurance providers to deny health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

Health Care | Virginia

Virginia State Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant Called Medicaid Supporters “Crybaby Politicians,” Voted Repeatedly Against Medicaid Expansion

By Cole Driver on June 17, 2019.

Dunnavant voted repeatedly against Medicaid expansion for an estimated 6,000 of her constituents and derided politicians supporting the expansion of the health care program  as “crybaby politicians.”

Accountability

The Trump Administration Has Funneled Millions in Farmer Bailout Money to Corrupt Foreign Corporations

By Cole Driver on June 10, 2019.

In light of President Trump’s escalating trade war with China, the Trump Administration has quietly funneled millions in bailout money -- which was supposed to be designated to alleviate the financial burden of U.S. farmers -- into massive, corrupt international farming corporations.

Accountability | Michigan

Michigan Senate Republican Hopeful Once Questioned Women’s Capacity for Leadership at Men-Only Gathering

By Cole Driver on June 6, 2019.

Speaking at a men’s-only event earlier last year, Michigan Republican John James questioned women’s capacity for leadership, alleging that “women want men who have been tested” and that men had a “charge to lead.”

Economy | Michigan

Trump’s Tariffs Set to Cost Michigan Auto Industry Billions, Boosting Prospects for Further Layoffs

By Cole Driver on June 5, 2019.

In the wake of President Trump’s announcement of an additional 5% tariff on imports from Mexico, a new study shows that major Michigan auto manufacturers stand to lose billions in profit.

Accountability | Virginia

Va. State Senators Bryce Reeves and Glen Sturtevant Blocked Bill That Would Have Banned Deadly Gun Magazine Used In Virginia Beach Shooting

By Cole Driver on June 4, 2019.

Less than six months before last week's deadly shooting in Virginia Beach, Republican Va. state Senators Bryce Reeves and Glen Sturtevant prevented a bill from passing the state legislature that would have banned the sale of high-capacity magazines similar to those used in the rampage.

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