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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 16 items )  

American Association of Port Authorities Cheers FY'20 Grants for America's Marine Highways
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- The American Association of Port Authorities issued the following news release: The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) ... the unified and recognized voice of America's seaports ... is lauding the announcement made yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) that it is awarding a total of $7.5 million to nine U.S. marine highway projects. The funding, provided by MARAD's America's Marine Highway Program, will go towards  more

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities: More States Reconsidering Medicaid Work Requirements
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities issued the following blog: Six states -- Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, and Virginia -- have reversed or suspended their plans to take Medicaid coverage away from people who don't meet work requirements. Other states with similar approved or pending waivers from the federal government also should reconsider these harmful policies. The six states reconsidering their work requirement policies cited legal challen  more

Dr. Brent Wright Named Foundation Board Chair: Three New Board Members Also Announced
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, Jan. 8 -- Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky issued the following news release: Dr. Brent Wright, a Glasgow family medicine physician, is the incoming board chair at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. He began his term as chair on January 1, 2020. A lifelong Kentuckian, Dr. Wright is the associate dean for rural health innovation at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he collaborates with numerous parties both in and outside the university. Dr. Wright  more

Health for a Change Training: Collaboration as a Key to Success in 2020
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, Jan. 11 -- Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky issued the following news release: The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering a free, one-hour webinar on January 30 about how to make the most of collaborative efforts. Presenter Suzanne Smith, founder of Social Impact Architects and co-founder of Changemaker Interactive, will lead the webinar. The webinar is part of the Foundation's free Health for a Change training series for Kentucky organizations working to improve h  more

Immigration Reform Law Institute: Fifth Circuit Gives Green Light to Trump's Wall
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The Immigration Reform Law Institute issued the following news release on Jan. 9: * * * - Court agrees with IRLI that anti-wall activists likely lack standing * * * Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, agreeing with the position of the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) in a friend-of-the-court brief it filed on behalf of Congressman Andy Barr of Kentucky, issued a stay of a lower court's injunction of President Trump's transfer of military funds to buil  more

Immigration Reform Law Institute: Sore Loser House Appeals Dismissal of Border Wall Funding Case
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- The Immigration Reform Law Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Congressman files IRLI-drafted brief against government by lawsuit * * * On behalf of Congressman Andy Barr of Kentucky, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the Trump administration in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where the House of Representatives is appealing a district court's decision to dismiss its suit meant to stop the   more

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine Issues Research Articles in January-February 2020 Edition
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Jan. 8 -- The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine published research articles on the following topics in its January-February 2020 edition: Policy Brief: * Early-Career and Graduating Physicians More Likely to Prescribe Buprenorphine Original Research: * Characteristics of Office-Based Buprenorphine Prescribers for Medicare Patients * A New Quality Improvement Toolkit to Improve Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care * Prescribing Patterns and Use of Risk-Re  more

Kentucky A.G. Cameron Joins Partners in Kosair Charities Face It Movement for Press Conference on Child Abuse Prevention
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Jan. 8 -- Kentucky Youth Advocates issued the following news release: Kentucky has the highest rate of child victims of abuse and more than double the national rate. With partners in the Kosair Charities(R) Face It(R) Movement, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron shared his office's commitment to helping end child abuse in the Commonwealth. "Child abuse exploits the innocence of youth and robs our children of the security and safety they desperately need and deserve.  more

National Thoroughbred Racing Association: #NeverEclipsed Social Media Campaign Will Honor Off-Track Thoroughbreds at 49th Annual Eclipse Awards
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Jan. 8 -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association issued the following news: In addition to honoring excellence in 17 equine and human categories this year, the 49th annual Eclipse Awards on January 23 will pay tribute to those Thoroughbreds who have moved on to a second athletic career. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) is inviting fans to participate in saluting Off-Track Thoroughbreds by submitting photos or videos of their OTTBs on Twitter and Fa  more

National Thoroughbred Racing Association: 2019 Eclipse Awards Finalists Announced
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Jan. 6 -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association issued the following news: Led by Horse of the Year candidates Bricks and Mortar, Maximum Security, and Mitole, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) announced the finalists for the 2019 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing. Winners in 17 horse and human categories will be announced at the 49th annual Eclips  more

National Thoroughbred Racing Association: Acacia Courtney, Britney Eurton, Gabby Gaudet to Host 49th Annual Eclipse Awards
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Jan. 7 -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association issued the following news: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that acclaimed broadcasters Acacia Courtney, Britney Eurton, and Gabby Gaudet will jointly host the 49th Annual Eclipse Awards presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders' Cup and The Stronach Group, on Thursday, January 23. The Eclipse Awards, which honors the 2019 champions of Thoroughbred racing, will be held for the eighth time at  more

National Thoroughbred Racing Association: Runhappy to Be Title Sponsor of 49th Annual Eclipse Awards and Runhappy Horse of the Year
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Jan. 11 -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association issued the following news: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that champion sprinter and Claiborne Farm stallion Runhappy will be the title sponsor of the 49th annual Runhappy Eclipse Awards presented by Breeders' Cup, Daily Racing Form and The Stronach Group, on Thursday, January 23. Runhappy also will sponsor the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. The Eclipse Awards, which honors the 201  more

New Leaders Step Up for National Tour Association
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Jan. 7 -- The National Tour Association issued the following news release: Entering a new year, NTA members also have two new leaders: Catherine Prather, CTP, stepped into the role of NTA president on Jan. 1, and Jim Warren, CTP, of Anderson Vacations became board chair at Travel Exchange '19 last month in Fort Worth, Texas. Prather, who has worked at NTA Headquarters since 1994, previously served as executive vice president. She also was the association's interim presiden  more

SEIU Urges Supreme Court to Preserve Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- The Service Employees International Union issued the following news release: When the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional last month in Texas v. Azar, working people united in SEIU pledged to fight back in 2020. 19 Democratic state attorneys general and the Kentucky governor have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case and end healthcare uncertainty for millions of Americans. "The Fifth Circuit's ruling   more

Widaman Named Vice President of NTRA Advantage, Primm Promoted to Senior Sales Manager
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Jan. 9 -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association issued the following news: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Fritz Widaman has been named Vice President of NTRA Advantage, the organization's group purchasing arm, and Tannis Primm is ascending to the role of Senior Sales Manager. NTRA Advantage, which began as a Thoroughbred industry only purchasing program, now is commonly referred to as NTRA Advantage Equine Benefits, representing m  more

Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic Prompts American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to Seek Legislation Addressing Tobacco Addiction
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - ACS CAN eager to work with the legislature to reduce big tobacco's toll on kentuckians * * * As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is asking that legislators support legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Kentucky. The latest edition of the Broken Promises to Our Children report shows that Kentucky can do bet  more