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:   . . .   Advertisements

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…

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…

The mall outburst and the Trump effect

by Daniel Lowry Sad and disappointed. Those were the words Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer used to describe the behavior of a woman who went on a racist tirade in Jefferson Mall. Media outlets from New York to Los Angeles have covered the story, and it’s one of other, similar videos that have gone viral recently….

Bill Noelker: Flying Into the Missile

From the cockpit of his F-18 Hornet, Bill Noelker saw the trail of smoke below. The year was 1991, and he was in the Middle East during the first Gulf War. Saddam Hussein had one of the top five largest armies in the world at the time, and he had invaded Iraq. The United States…