State Republicans Are Working To Disrupt City Government 

As I wrote three weeks ago about Republican state lawmakers renewing their “War on Louisville,” the new offensive might be their most disgraceful yet. Since then, it’s only become more clear how callously partisan — and dangerous — their proposal is.

At issue is House Bill 309. If passed, Louisville’s new civilian review board would attain indirect subpoena power by request from — and granted through — the Metro Oversight committee. Although some critics say it doesn’t go far enough, this would still be a significant reform following the LMPD killing Breonna Taylor.

Unfortunately, everything else in 309 is just a wretched Republican power grab, including several unrelated provisions that aim to subvert the will of Louisville voters.

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The LMPD Lacks Control: An Ongoing Crisis

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Impeachment Superlatives

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What If… Bevin Year-5?

This week, LEO is taking a special look at Gov. Andy Beshear’s first year in office. You think the last year was bad? The following is a made-for-print dramatization of what Kentucky might be dealing with had former-Gov. Matt Bevin... Read More ›

Random, unused thoughts, 2020

As I sit in my cluttered makeshift home office, with the chaos of a 17-month-old running his John Deere “tractor” back and forth on the floor above me, I’m excited that we’ve reached the end of 2020. It’s not just... Read More ›