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…

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…

We honor Kentucky governor Augustus O. Stanley 100 years after brave act

Brave governor from Henderson once halted angry mob, prevented lynching By Chuck Stinnett, from the Evansville Courier-Press Even with a historical marker standing in front of his former home at 612 N. Main Street, Augustus Owsley Stanley is largely unknown in Henderson today.  But exactly a century ago, Stanley was a famed figure here. A…

A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

by Rep. Joni Jenkins, House District 44   More than 75 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked for a declaration of war on Japan after the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor and America. In his address to the nation, the president said December 7, 1941 was “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy.” Decades…

Trump and Bevin: Insulting American Democracy

The following excepts are from Daily Beast writer John Avlon. He says that in the final presidential debate, Donald Trump disgraced himself and our democracy by refusing to say if he’d accept the election results. Avlon calls him “a demagogue with a dictatorial streak.” Avlon writes the following: The most troubling rumble from Trump’s flailing final…

Gov. Bevin Cuts Millions in SEEK Funding to Kentucky’s Public Schools

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2016) – Lawmakers, political leaders, teachers, school officials and parents today are united in their stand against Gov. Bevin’s decision not to distribute Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding for public schools across Kentucky for FY 2016. “Gov. Bevin has made it clear that his goal is to do everything…

Rep. Chuck Tackett Leads Charge to Help Veteran Organizations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2016) – Rep Chuck Tackett announced today that he is pre-filing a bill that, if passed and ratified, would amend the Kentucky Constitution to include tax exemptions for property owned by posts or organizations of past or present members of the Armed Forces of the United States. “As I looked into this issue,…

Kentucky Democratic Party Urges Kentuckians to Seek the Truth

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 22, 2016) – The Kentucky Democratic Party released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s rhetoric of fear and pessimism at the Republican National Convention: “Donald Trump and other Republicans like to paint a dark picture of how terrible everything is in our country, but reality is much different than Trump’s…

Rand Paul’s Plagiarism Problem

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 19, 2016) – Melania Trump isn’t the only Republican with a plagiarism problem. Sen. Rand Paul has an even longer history of it in speeches and his book: Part of a 2013 speech he made came directly from the Wikipedia page of the movie “Gattaca.” Another speech in 2013 copied part of…