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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Passport Health Plan has filed a lawsuit alleging that Kentucky's cuts to Medicaid reimbursement rates will result in the nonprofit going out of business by March. According to the lawsuit filed on Friday, the Louisville-based organization is asking a judge to bar the state from imposing the cuts and repay millions of dollars in cuts for the past eight months.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The widow of a worker who was killed last year when his dump truck came into contact with high-voltage power lines at a construction has filed a negligence lawsuit against a Kentucky utility company. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Vickie Lynne Everman filed the suit Thursday in Fayette Circuit Court.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would ban most abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its decision legalizing the procedure nationwide. The bill passed on a 69-20 vote Friday after a long, emotional debate. The measure now goes to the Republican-controlled Senate. The measure would take effect if the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is overturned or the U.S. Constitution is amended to restore states' authority to prohibit abortion.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Utility companies in Kentucky could pay less for the power they buy from people with solar panels on their homes under a bill that has cleared the state House of Representatives. The Kentucky House of Representatives voted 71-24 to pass Senate Bill 100. The state Senate has already passed the bill, but they will have to vote on it again because the House made some changes. Anyone with solar panels before the Jan. 1, 2020, effective date would be exempted from the law for the next 25 years.

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