The Forward Five – Monday, 10/14/19

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Dept of Justice, Judicial Watch ask to join “inactive voters” lawsuit

The U.S. Department of Justice and the organization Judicial Watch have filed motions to be added to the KDP “inactive voters” lawsuit on the side of the state Board of Elections. (Forward Kentucky)

Trump says his border wall is ‘impenetrable.’ It took climbers in Kentucky mere seconds.

In Eastern Kentucky, an 18-foot replica of Trump’s border wall is being scaled not only by experienced mountain climbers, but by novices and young children. (Forward Kentucky)

What do Bevin’s and Beshear’s latest campaign finance reports show? A loan and more

Gov. Matt Bevin loaned his reelection campaign another $900,000 last week, according a report filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance on Friday.

Meanwhile, the campaign of Attorney General Andy Beshear, the governor’s Democratic opponent, reported raising $770,843 in individual contributions from Sept. 7 to Oct. 6, topping Bevin’s total of $672,913. (Courier-Journal)

Public Service Commission gets hundreds of comments on solar value

Solar-energy advocates from across the state are hand-delivering hundreds of citizen comments to the Kentucky Public Service Commission, calling for fair “net metering” rates for energy produced by solar panels. (Forward Kentucky)

Bevin’s Medicaid work requirement would cost Kentucky hundreds of millions, feds say

Kentucky’s costs to enact Matt Bevin’s Medicaid reform plan, including work requirements for the “able-bodied,” exceed the costs for four other states – combined. The GAO report questions whether such projects could drive Medicaid costs even higher, and raises questions about transparency and public accountability. (Courier-Journal)

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