Miles Hoskins: Why Americans are angry at the wrong thing

by Daniel Lowry Miles Hoskins sorted through the dusty boxes of old papers and photographs. There were stacks of cancelled checks, some going all the way back to the 1880s. The people who had owned the old, run-down house had been hoarders, it seemed. A friend had bought the estate at auction, and thought Miles…

The roar of resistance

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 20, 2017) – When Air Force One swooped over the crowd of thousands of protesters outside Freedom Hall in Louisville, there was a roar of disapproval that surpassed the noise of the sound of the jet. Kentuckians had gathered to resist Trump’s health care plan, which will strip away coverage from millions…

Tax check-off: Check the box!

It sounds like no fun at all: Tax Day. But — the day just got a lot more exciting: It can help us hold the majority in the House and defeat Republicans like Rand Paul. The Kentucky Political Party Tax Check-Off allows Kentuckians to make an investment in the political party of their choice by simply…

How Andy Barr turned his back on an ACA success story

by Daniel Lowry The room was packed. Stephanie Oghia had gotten there early, and had a seat on the front row. She had never attended a town hall with a lawmaker, but she had a question she wanted to ask the man who represented her in Washington. Congressman Andy Barr stood in front of the…

VIDEO: Bevin’s Blunder

Matt Bevin said he was “personally disgusted” by opponents of charter schools. Those opponents include educators, superintendents, principals and teachers from across Kentucky. Click here to read the story from WKUFM.org. Teachers have responded with strong messages to Gov. Bevin. Here are a few:   . . .  

Construction company owner files bill to hurt workers

Read from Kentucky Center for Economic Policy’s Anna Baumann: Worker Protections Undermined by SB 237 A number of harmful bills affecting wages and working conditions have passed this session, making it a year of setbacks for workers already. But SB 237 would make things worse. It shrinks state workplace protections and the number of workers…

Tweet goes viral, shows Mitch’s time may be coming to a close

by Daniel Lowry Marjorie Angelo doesn’t do Twitter. She didn’t know anything about a tweet about Mitch McConnell that was going viral out of Kentucky. Marjorie isn’t even from Kentucky. She lives in Florida. She looked on the Kentucky Democratic Party’s website and found their phone number to say one thing: She wanted to do…

Kentucky Democrats fight for three bills to help Kentucky workers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2017) – Today the Kentucky Democratic Party announced support of three bills designed to help working families and strengthen Kentucky’s economy. Rep. Sannie Overly sponsored House Bills 178, 179 and 196 that, respectively, raise Kentucky’s minimum wage, promote pay equity and combat misclassification of employees. “These three bills help Kentucky’s workers…

The 120-County Strategic Plan

  Click here to read The 120-County Strategic Plan. This is just a map, really, and there is more behind the execution of the total plan. The key areas are communication, fundraising, recruitment of great candidates and education/training. What is at stake? The Republicans have a clear war on workers, women, education, health care, equality and the…

How the GOP threw a worker out of the People’s House

by Daniel Lowry When workers packed the rotunda and halls of the capitol on Saturday, Jan. 7, the noise reverberated through both the Senate and House chambers. It was clear they were upset. Right to work and the repeal of prevailing wage were threatening their livelihoods, and they wanted to make their voices heard.  The…