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Up against terrible approval ratings during his first 100 days in office, Donald Trump must be desperate to show any legislative accomplishment. So, today he announced his “tax reform plan.” 

Thanks to Holly Erwin and Jeff Wiggins for this post.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

This in from Charlotte Flanary of the Kentucky Democratic Party:

We have teamed up with several groups for a protest in Louisville to let Trump know his health care plan is unacceptable.  The details are

  • Monday, March 20, 4:30pm
  • Freedom Hall
  • 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville

There will be speakers, music and lots of fellowship.

Hope to see you there.

By DANIEL HURT

Honorary delegate, Western Kentucky AFL-CIO Area Council

There has been a lot of turnout against Trump and the Republicans in Kentucky, most notably Mitch McConnell's town hall-type meeting in red Anderson County. Perhaps voters are beginning to realize that the majority party isn’t interested in them after all. Further proof that Republicans will say whatever it takes to get elected.

He hits a new low: 37 percent, the worst in 72 years of polling for a young presidency.

Thanks to Daniel Hurt for sharing this with us.

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BY CLYDE WEISS  

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By Glynis Board, Ohio Valley ReSource

Lawmakers in both Kentucky and West Virginia are working to loosen mine safety regulations, alarming some mine safety experts.

By CRAIG RHODES

We are fast entering an era in which there's going to be a chronic shortage of jobs for millions looking for employment. That trend is only going to accelerate. Everyone's job is on the line now. If we don't begin to address this problem then we will suffer the consequences of long term, mass unemployment and political alienation of millions because jobs are fast disappearing primarily due to automation.

By SEN. DENISE HARPER ANGEL, Prepared by LRC Staff

FRANKFORT— In this weekly column I try to emphasis positive legislation that I believe will move our state forward. Unfortunately, in the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session, the Kentucky General Assembly passed some very far-reaching legislation that I believe is wrong for our state and wrong for our children.