Kentucky

KY Legislative Session Off to Highly Contentious, Probably Anti-Labor, Potentially Gridlocked Races

KY Legislative Session Off to Highly Contentious, Probably Anti-Labor, Potentially Gridlocked Races
In Kentucky, the inevitable fight for ideological control has begun with newly elected Republican Governor Matt Bevin at the helm. On Tuesday, the state legislature began its session with a bevy of political infighting as Democrats and Republicans battled for committee membership and leadership positions.
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National Right to Work Committee Opposes Local RTW Ordinances (For All the Wrong Reasons)

With counties across Kentucky rapidly passing unprecedented “Right-to-Work” ordinances, activists and lobbies on both sides of the issue are scrambling to establish their position on what they once thought would only be a state-level type legislation. This is not limited to “Right-to-Work” opponents. The National Right to Work Committee has actually come out against these local-level laws.
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The Lonely Turtle: Mitch McConnell's Anti-Minimum Wage Speech Attracts Precious Few Workers

The Lonely Turtle: Mitch McConnell's Anti-Minimum Wage Speech Attracts Precious Few Workers
Mitch McConnell visits Briggs and Stratton factory in Murray, Kentucky and only 40 of the 1000 employees attended. Television stations and newspaper crews were reportedly not allowed access to the event.
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Rainbow's Arc Bends Toward Justice: KY Marriage Ban Knocked Down by Courts

Rainbow's Arc Bends Toward Justice: KY Marriage Ban Knocked Down by Courts
Martin Luther King, Jr once said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." No where does that inexorable trend more apply than same-sex marriage. Slowly one after another gay marriage ban has fallen in the courts. This time it was Kentucky's turn.
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KY Gov Deliberately Starving Teachers' Pensions, Says Lawsuit

KY Gov Deliberately Starving Teachers' Pensions, Says Lawsuit
An upcoming lawsuit by the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS) claims Kentucky Governor Steve Bashear and his right wing friends in the General Assembly are starving the state's teachers' pensions. The most recent state budget has about half of what the KTRS asked for to keep the pensions solvent.
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Watch Allison Lundergan Grimes Call Out Senator Mitch McConnell on Minimum Wage

Watch Allison Lundergan Grimes Call Out Senator Mitch McConnell on Minimum Wage
Watch as Kentucky Senatorial Candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes calls out Senator Mitch McConnell on his aversion to raising the state's minimum wage.
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Crazy Right Wingers Want Their States to Secede

Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Oregon, Kentucky, Montana, Arkansas, North Dakota, Mississippi, New York. North Carolina, Missouri, Oregon, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, South Carolina, and Florida. Those are the states whom, so far, have had someone file a "We the People" petition to secede from the United States of America in response to Obama winning the 2012 Presidential election. Texas is the only one to reach the 28,000 signatures needed to warrant a response from the Obama administration and Governor Rick Perry has weighed in.
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