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EDITOR'S NOTE: We just got this from James DeWeese of Louisville-based Teamsters Local 89:
We are still targeting state senators for HB 404 and HB 296. Could you please call your senator? It only takes two minutes. Thank you!
Please call the number below and ask your state senator to vote NO on HB 404 and HB 296. Your calls are working!
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By DANIEL LOWRY

Kentucky Democratic Party

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.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Jeff Wiggins isn't surprised that the Trump White House now says foreign steel can be used in the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

“With Trump, it’s not about American jobs,” said Wiggins, president of United Steelworkers Local 9447 in Calvert City. “It’s about billionaires making money.”

EDITOR'S NOTE:  We thank Daniel Hurt for sending us this.

By CASSIE CHAMBERS

New Kentucky Project

On Monday, House Republicans released their proposal to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (“the ACA”). If passed, this plan will negatively affect healthcare in Kentucky by decreasing healthcare coverage and increasing healthcare costs. Given these potentially disastrous consequences for Kentuckians, how can members of the New Kentucky Project get involved?

Everyone should have affordable, quality health care – a message that was loud and clear in Kentucky’s town hall events last month with members of Congress. Despite those messages and calls, Congressional Republicans have proposed legislation that not only would dismantle the Affordable Care Act, but also Medicaid as we know it.

The Republican proposal would amount to a $6 billion tax cut for the wealthy, insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry – paid for by low-income Americans and people in poor health.

The Kentucky Senate Transportation Committee will put HB 404, the UPS "Golf Cart” Bill, on its agenda tomorrow.  This bill, is special legislation for UPS to allow the company to deliver packages via golf carts, risking the safety and earning potential of their drivers.