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Repubs, power, and a really bad bill

If expert after expert told you that a proposed bill was a bad idea, why would you vote for it anyway? That’s what KY Repubs did this year. Let’s learn why.

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Hi there, let’s talk about Republicans in Frankfort, and power, and a really, really bad bill.

When I ran for Metro Council in 2014, I billed myself as a pragmatic progressive. So what did that mean? Well, I have progressive values. I want to see progressive accomplishments and programs, but I’m a pragmatic as well. I want to see if something actually works. I care about whether what we do actually works. And if it says that it works, I want to see results. That means that I listen to experts and people who understand the field, because I can’t understand everything, and I pay attention to them and I try to do what people say is going to work.

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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom nav bar.)

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