A Kentucky judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking Governor Matt Bevin’s executive order that abolished the Workers’ Compensation Nominating Commission and recreated a new one. The temporary injunction, sought by labor unions, will remain in effect until he issues a final judgment or decides to amend it after an expedited review. The judge will hold a hearing today to set a schedule for an expedited hearing. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Eric M. Lamb, a Louisville attorney for the labor unions, said a temporary injunction “was a primary objective of ours and indicates the governor doesn’t have the power he thinks he does.” Governor Bevin, in a statement through his press secretary said, “We are confident that the circuit court erred. The governor’s counsel is looking at available legal options, including a possible immediate appeal.”
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