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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Matt Bevin keeps using the word "promise," but we don’t think he knows what it means.

Trump has been losing his grip.

By CHRIS KAHN and TIM REID

(Reuters) - Outside the Morgan County fair in McConnelsville, in a rural swath of Ohio that fervently backed U.S. President Donald Trump in last year’s election, ticket seller John Wilson quietly counts off a handful of disappointments with the man he helped elect.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Larry Cohen is a former president of the Communications Workers of America. 

The GOP is at it again. We’ve always known they will stop at nothing to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now they are trying to destroy Medicaid and Medicare by giving huge tax breaks to corporations and the very wealthy.

Thanks to Daniel Hurt for sending us this.

By MORGAN WATKINS

Gov. Matt Bevin's administration cannot keep secret the names of investors in Braidy Industries Inc., which received $15 million in public funding for a new aluminum plant in Eastern Kentucky, Attorney General Andy Beshear has ruled.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Rand Paul is all in for "right to work," but he knows his national RTW bill is going nowhere.

Kentucky's tea party-tilting junior senator never figured it would. He knows hogs will fly before the legislation winds up on the desk of President Trump, a fellow RTW fan.

By BRAD BOWMAN

KDP Communications Director

Over the last two days, Gov. Matt Bevin has taken to the conservative airwaves saying he and the Republican supermajority have a pension reform plan that will move new hires into a defined-contribution 401(k)-style system. What he didn’t reveal were any plans to identify new revenue sources to address the glaring funding shortfalls or discuss the high cost associated with a transition into a 401(k)-style plan.

From Michelle Blau:

Today, more than 300 skilled union members are landing in Puerto Rico to help rebuild there. They're bringing with them 17 tons of supplies. 

We thank KEA for sharing this with us.

By STEPHANIE WINKLER

Kentucky Education Association President