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Payday Senior Labor Reporter Mike Elk teamed up with the Guardian once again to cover why the 1% in Louisville is getting upset about the effect that Trump's immigration policy is having on this year's Kentucky Derby. 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

As expected, Leslie McColgin’s tea party-tilting Republican congressman voted for Trumpcare II.

James Comer of Tompkinsville, Ky., also was all in for Trumpcare I. Both incarnations would gut the Affordable Care Act.

McColgin is a 62-year-old, never-say-die Democratic activist from rural Graves County, which is tobacco and Trump country. She didn’t vote for Comer or Trump.

By LEO W. GERARD

International president, United Steelworkers

By DANIEL LOWRY

Acne. Bulimia. Cancer. Diabetes. Epilepsy. Glaucoma. High-blood Pressure. Kidney Disease. Lupus. Mental Health Issues. Osteoporosis. Pregnancy. Sexual Assault…

These are just a few of the things that the new GOP healthcare bill labels a pre-existing condition. Under this plan, insurance rates for you and the people you love will skyrocket when you need help the most.

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is working for a day when the lives of all our people and communities matter before the profits of a very few. That’s why we work for tax reform that is fair, adequate, and sustainable. We’re approaching a moment of urgency for this work, and want you involved. Join us on Thursday, May 11th for the Campaign For Our Common Wealth orientation webinar.  

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2017) – Today the Kentucky Democratic Party released the following statement on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passing the U.S. House of Representatives:  

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By DANIEL LOWRY

There’s no doubt that Republican control is hurting Kentucky. Republicans have fought to lower wages and safety with right-to-work and the repeal of prevailing wage, drain funding from public education with charter schools, dismantle Kynect and kick Kentuckians off healthcare. But they’re not finished yet.

Below is the obituary and arrangements for Kentucky State AFL-CIO Executive Board Member, Leonard Douglas’s Sister, Lula “Ava” Klein.  Please keep Leonard and his family in your thoughts and prayers.