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Being able to vote is fundamental to democracy, yet many still face serious barriers to casting a ballot. One such group is people with disabilities, who vote at a significantly lower rate. A report from Rutgers University has shown just how big a problem voting with disabilities actually is – especially for Kentucky.
I have a 14-month-old son, and of course, I worry a lot. I worry about him falling; I worry about him outsmarting our cabinet locks. And from the day he was born, I haven’t gone into a single building without worrying about how to get him to safety if someone were to open fire while we were inside.
Preemption is when a higher govt level makes a law which overrides a lower level law. States are using this to quash progressive policies at the city level.
There are bills popping up all over the country that would make the Charlottesville attack legal. It's time to stop these "hit-and-kill" bills.
Merrick Garland as the new FBI director is not likely, but the suggestion is interesting (and troubling) for a number of reasons.
Passing "ban the box" was a good step. Now it's time to stop asking about past salaries, and just pay people the salary they deserve.
John Dewey said “the cure for the ailments of democracy is more democracy.” Therefore, it's good that KYGA17 is considering several early voting bills.
The right to vote is fundamental to democracy - and yet, we continue to prohibit felons from voting. It is time to restore felon voting rights in our state.
In 2013, we got rid of private prisons. Today, as that good decision is being challenged, it is time to say: Private prisons should stay out of Kentucky.
Are you sick of Big Money in politics? Are you tired of good candidates without money being tsunamied by bad candidates with millions? There is a way to change this, and it is something we can do right here in Kentucky: publicly funded elections.
If we put paid family leave in place, won't that hurt businesses? The evidence says Not At All - in fact, the benefits outweigh the costs.
Paid family leave not only helps families, it also has a positive impact on the community, even on businesses. It's time we move this forward in Louisville.
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