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By JEFF TAYLOR

"Am I my brother's keeper?" (Gen 4:9)

This is a question we would do well to ask ourselves regarding the state’s pension crisis. We all have family, friends and neighbors who are anxious about the pension crisis. Do legislators have a responsibility to keep pensions intact? Of course they do. 

He basically just killed Republicans’ effort to gut the Affordable Care Act. Again.

By JENNIFER BENDERY

WASHINGTON ― Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Friday that he doesn’t support the latest Obamacare repeal bill, all but ensuring Republicans’ last-ditch effort to gut the Affordable Care Act is dead in the water.

By EUGENE ROBINSON

Motivated by the cynical aims of fulfilling a bumper-sticker campaign promise and lavishing tax cuts on the wealthy, Republicans are threatening to pass a health-care bill they know will make millions of Americans sicker and poorer. Do they think we don’t see what they’re doing?

Thanks to the New Kentucky Project for calling our attention to this op-ed piece.

By Frederic J. Cowan and W. Gordon Hamlin, Jr.,

Guest Columnists

As they plan their attack on pensions, Kentucky lawmakers are seeking input from various special interest groups.

While this gives public employees an opportunity to make their voices heard, it also allows pension opponents to spread misinformation in an effort to reduce retirement security for Kentucky’s working people.

Who are some of these opponents? We’ve highlighted 3 groups working against pensions in the Bluegrass State:

Groups representing doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies and more are lined up against the GOP bill.

By JEFFREY YOUNG