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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. He has been President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Metro Democratic Club, and has served on the Democratic Party Executive Committee in Louisville. He began blogging in 2004, and currently operates two personal blogs (BruceMaples.com and brucewriter.com). He founded Forward Kentucky in the wake of the state elections in 2015, and expanded it in the summer of 2016. He has lived in Louisville since 1992 with his wife and two sons.

My Initial Thoughts on the Repub Pension Plan

I watched the press conference this morning, and took down the ten points as they were shared. Here are my initial thoughts.

New Repub Strategy Revealed: Kill Healthcare via “Synthetic Repeal”

Republicans in Washing couldn't kill Obamacare directly, so they are trying a different strategy: "synthetic repeal." Andy Slavitt has the scoop.

KRS Investment Committee Meeting – A Report

A report on the recent KRS Investment Committee meeting, provided to Forward Kentucky by Larry Totten, the president of Kentucky Public Retirees.

On Bevin, Beshear, and football

Short reaction to Governor Bevin's dig at AG Beshear that used a football analogy. Sort of a FIFY moment, Governor.

MKF1737 — Representative Jim Wayne

Jim Wayne on the 2017 GA, pensions, & tax reform, as well as Gov Bevin and the Republican majority. And, two things he would do if we gave him a magic wand!

20 Points on Graham-Cassidy from John Yarmuth

We attended a press briefing this morning with Congressman John Yarmuth. Here are twenty points he made about the pending Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill.

Murphy on GrahamCassidy: “intellectual and moral garbage truck fire”

For those not familiar with the GrahamCassidy version of Obamacare Repeal®, here's a short but informative thread from Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut.

Tax Breaks Are Breaking Us

Before we talk about more cuts and lower pensions, let's stop giving away money through tax breaks. How bad is it? Here's a quick table to show you.

MKF1736 – Nicole George

We interview Nicole George, running for Louisville's Metro Council, as she talks about why she is runing and the key issues in her district.

Are Sanctuary Cities Safer?

As KY cities debate on whether to become "sanctuary cities," here is something to add to the mix: Research shows that sanctuary cities are actually safer.

Are Sanctuary Cities Safer? (video)

As we were researching this topic, we found this video and thought it was worth sharing as well. Are Sanctuary Cities Safer? from Olivia Crellin on Vimeo.

Reader Feedback and Comments

Would just like to note how pleased I am that, after having the site up for some time, we are finally getting some comments on stories from readers.

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