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Jenkins will not run this fall (updated) Subscribers Public

Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Leader Joni Jenkins, first elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1994, announced today she is withdrawing as a candidate for the 44th House District.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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“These are bad bills.” – KEA on voucher bills Subscribers Public

Yet another attempt to cut public school funding by diverting it through “scholarship tax credits” that allow wealthy individuals and corporations to “donate” money in return for favorable tax refunds.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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On anniversary of Roe v. Wade, access to abortion is at tremendous risk in Kentucky Subscribers Public

Kentucky legislators have shown their disregard for Kentuckians’ wellbeing and that they will stop at nothing until abortion is banned completely across the commonwealth.

Guest Author
Guest Author
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Kentucky to receive $438 million in bridge funding: Yarmuth Subscribers Public

Cong. John Yarmuth announced today that Kentucky will receive an estimated $438 million over the next five years to fix its bridges, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law supported by Yarmuth.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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KY Youth Advocates speaks out on budget bills Subscribers Public

Dr. Terry Brooks lays out both what is good in the budget bills, and what needs to be added, such as a state-level EITC.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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League of Women Voters issues statement on Repub maps Subscribers Public

The KY League of Women Voters released a statement about the new Senate and Congressional maps created by the GOP. In short: Do better.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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State employees would get 5% raise under new Dem bill Subscribers Public

With the state revenues seeing unprecedented growth, Kentucky House Democratic Caucus Chair Derrick Graham said it is “past time to give our state workers what they deserve: A raise.”

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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Rep. Lisa Willner and Nicholas Clark, holding a copy of “Christopher’s Law”

Willner files law to establish training and safe hiring standards for bouncers Subscribers Public

On the second anniversary of a constituent’s death after an altercation with a bouncer at Nowhere Bar in Louisville, state Rep. Lisa Willner filed legislation today designed to increase training and other safe-hiring standards for those hired to provide security at bars and nightclubs.

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League of Women Voters responds to Republicans’ House Map Subscribers Public

According to LWVKY, there are some good things in the map. However, there are also some significant problems. And, they responded directly to Rep. Jerry Miller.

Bruce Maples (bruceinlouisville@gmail.com)
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Large and detailed update from Gov. Beshear Subscribers Public

Today the governor shared a large amount of info and resources on the response to the tornadoes, as well as COVID and other topics.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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Adams reminds voters of deadline to switch parties Subscribers Public

If you want to vote in one particular party’s primary, you have to be registered for that party by this Friday.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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Adams waiving red tape for out-of-state businesses helping with disaster relief Subscribers Public

Secretary of State Michael Adams announced his Office is waiving the certification requirement for any out-of-state businesses assisting Western KY with disaster relief and cleanup efforts.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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Gov. Beshear provides update on storm response Subscribers Public

Today, December 13, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on his administration’s response to the Dec. 11 quad-state tornado. First Lady Britainy Beshear joined him to announce the Western Kentucky Christmas Toy Drive for impacted families.

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Forward Kentucky
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Kenton County Dems denounce Massie’s family Christmas photo as a mockery of victims of gun violence Subscribers Public

In response to Cong. Massie's "send more ammo" tweet, the Kenton County Dems have issued a statement condemning the tweet as "morally reprehensible."

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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League of Women Voters announces “Voters’ Choice” TikTok competition Subscribers Public

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky is announcing a TikTok contest on redistricting, open to college students across Kentucky.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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Event: Action group forms to take on “dark money” Subscribers Public

Together Frankfort invites citizens to a Dark Money Action Group meeting on Thursday, December 2 at 7 PM via Zoom.

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