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Repub candidate tweets about shooting Yarmuth

In a now-deleted tweet, Republican SOS candidate Carl Nett tweeted about using Congressman John Yarmuth's lapel pin as a target.
Children Reading in Library

KY libraries, schools and cities face explosion in pension costs if...

Unless the pension relief bill passes this session, most state-funded organizations will see their pension costs explode. But Frankfort Republicans say they won't pass the relief bill unless the pension bill is passed as well.

Indivisible NKY condemns Fiscal Court actions in support of arming teachers

Last Tuesday, a group that supports arming teachers asked the Boone County Fiscal Court to support their effort, and the Fiscal Court members passed a resolution doing just that. In response, Indivisible NKY District 4 issued the following statement condemning those actions:

Op-Ed: Time to Put End to Wrong-Headed Pension Bill

The pension bill stumbled in the Kentucky Senate and was sent back to committee. The attack on pensions is failing mostly because teachers and other public employees are fighting back. It’s also been hampered by facts that contradict proponents’ claims about what’s needed and why.

Bevin calls teachers ‘selfish and short-sighted’ for protesting pension bill

Governor Matt Bevin slammed teachers for being "selfish and short-sighted" for protesting policies in the pension reform bill. "If they get what they wish for they will not have a pension system for the younger people who are still working, and that to me is remarkable selfish and short-sighted," Bevin said.
Conor Lamb

How did a Dem win a bright-red Trump district?

How did Conor Lamb win in a 2016 +20 Donald Trump district? Jon Favreau explains it in one tweet, with a list of what Lamb ran on.
National School Walkout

National school walkout comes to Kentucky on Wednesday

The national "school walkout" is planned for this Wednesday, and schools across Kentucky are participating. The 17-minute walkout has a twofold purpose: to stand in memory of the 17 students and adults killed in the Stoneman Douglass school massacre, and to demand that lawmakers pass effective gun-control legislation.

Rebecca Johnson withdraws from House race

Rebecca Johnson, the widow of state Rep. Dan Johnson, has withdrawn from the primary race to fill his seat in November, according to records filed Monday with the Kentucky Secretary of State.
No On Janus

Collective action is unions’ last line of defense – and Supreme...

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could deliver a devastating blow to organized labor. The case ("Janus") concerns whether employees can be required to pay dues to a union even if they don’t belong to it, a debate that is similar to battles over so-called right-to-work laws that have swept the country.
United We Stand

“United We Stand” rally is today

A pension rally sponsored by Kentucky United We Stand takes place today (March 12) on the steps of the state capitol in Frankfort. The theme of the rally is "Fund Us or Face Us," and the point of the rally is to call on lawmakers to find the funding to properly fund the pensions without cutting benefits.

Youth of Kentucky plan marches across the state

On March 24, young people and their supporters will take to the streets to demand that Congress pass legislation to address gun violence. The Kentucky events are part of the March for Our Lives movement, started by Florida studentsl after the recent massacre at their school left 17 students and adults dead.

West Virginia strike ends – a report from the field

Thousands of demonstrators erupted in wild cheers and a spontaneous rendition of the state's official song following the passage of a bill by the state Senate that ended the West Virginia strike. A proud and determined people stood up for working people, for education, for their students, and for themselves.