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Is Andy Barr’s campaign in trouble?

Republican leadership in Washington is concerned that some incumbents are not taking the threat of a "blue wave" seriously enough, and that they could be vulnerable this fall. Is Andy Barr one of those "problem members"?

Bevin gets a grip on Kentucky (rerun)

Our cartoonist, Aaron Smith, reminded us of this cartoon he did in the early days of the site, and said "It seems even more relevant today!" So, we decided to rerun it. Enjoy!

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.
The crowd spilled down the capitol steps.

UWS Rally – “We’re not gonna take it any more!”

This was her first-ever protest rally. She taught for 37 years, and was among hundreds of teachers, school administrators, first responders, state workers, union members and others who converged on the Capitol steps Monday afternoon in Frankfort as part of the United We Stand Rally. Their aim? Stop Senate Bill 1.
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.
Signs galore

Pix from “United We Stand” Rally

Contributor Berry Craig attended the "United We Stand" Rally in Frankfort on Monday, and took a bunch of pictures. Enjoy!

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 Court is on...

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.