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

Talking points on pension system

Some facts about other states that considered and/or switched to 401(k)-style plans and came back. 

They vacated an Obama executive order that would have punished federal contractors that rip off or endanger employees.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Think phone calls to legislators don’t make a difference?

Think again, says Liles Taylor, political coordinator for the Kentucky State AFL-CIO.

By BILL LONDRIGAN

President, Kentucky State AFL-CIO

The Kentucky Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee will put HB 296, Workers Compensation changes, on its agenda TODAY.

This bill seeks to cut benefits to working people receiving workers’ compensation benefits. I'm asking you to call your state senator now, before the hearing, to defend these benefits and affected workers--current and future.

The Kentucky Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee will put HB 286, Workers Compensation changes, on its agenda this Monday.

This bill seeks to cut benefits to working people receiving workers’ compensation benefits. I'm asking you to email your state senator now, before the hearing, to defend these benefits and affected workers--current and future.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Imagine it’s March, 1977. The cold war has yet to thaw.

The CIA and FBI believe the Soviet KGB interfered in the November, 1976, presidential election to boost Democrat Jimmy Carter over incumbent Gerald Ford, a Republican.

Carter insists that a tough anti-Soviet plank be pried out of the Democrat platform.

Carter effusively praises Soviet leaders Alexei Kosygin and Leonid Brezhnev. Top Carter operatives mysteriously huddle with Soviet officials.

By SEN. MORGAN McGARVEY

If you're my age, or have young children, chances are you know Princess Leia's prayer: “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.”

I don't think Obi-Wan would be of much assistance in Frankfort. Even a light saber can't cut through the kind of impasse that sometimes develops up here.

For lawmakers who need to pray, there's a chapel on the second floor of the Capitol. I used it this week. More on that later.