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Story List for 2/8/23

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SB 18: Our state government needs more transparency, not less
Senate Bill 18 is just their latest grasp at trying to keep you, the public, in the dark.
KYGA quick hit: HB3, a juvenile justice bill
Quick analysis of a Republican priority bill by Rep. Kevin Bratcher
Gun violence: A conversation
Believe it or not, there is actually a gun law that is both sensible AND widely supported.

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Large numbers of Americans want a strong, rough, anti-democratic leader
Many Americans, many of them Republicans, seek leaders who would violate basic principles of democracy.
KY120 AFT statement on HB 173, an omnibus anti-trans bill
HB 173 was filed on Tuesday, 2/7, with Josh Calloway of Irvington as prime sponsor. This is KY120’s statement in response.
The Patriotic Millionaires cheer Biden plan to tax billionaires and stock buybacks
“A tax code that takes less of the money I make from my wealth than the money that Americans work hard to earn is a tax code that is fundamentally broken.”
Kelly Craft vows to ‘dismantle’ Kentucky Department of Education and ‘start over’
Republican candidate issues statements after audio from recent campaign event drew attention

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Voting rights at risk after Supreme Court makes it harder to challenge racial gerrymandering

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Two recent Supreme Court rulings on congressional redistricting will have starkly different consequences for Black voters in the 2024 election. One ruling boosted Black voting power in Louisiana, while another decision upheld a South Carolina congressional map that the lower court had declared “illegal racial gerrymandering.” Despite these seemingly contradictory

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Kentucky’s GOP is NOT the party of “fiscal responsibility”

Kentucky’s GOP is NOT the party of “fiscal responsibility”

Kimberly and Dr. Clardy share the breaking Kentucky political news of the weak, including a couple of stories that expose the Kentucky GOP as having zero fiscal responsibility, then we have a great interview for you: Molly Gene Crain, the democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 27th Senate District.

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