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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

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

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

This post also appears on Daily Kos.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Pretend a Democrat is president.

He won the nomination by smearing most other hopefuls, including a quartet of U.S. senators.

By midnight tonight, four Kentuckians will die from a drug overdose, according to Van Ingram, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.

Ingram testified with other officials Wednesday during a hearing on the opioid epidemic in Kentucky at the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare and Family Services in the Capitol Annex.

As the next Public Pension Oversight Board meeting on Sept. 25, draws near, here's some quick stats, facts and audit recommendations for Democrats to share. 

Two things not in this primer include the PFM Consulting group suggested a consolidated investment board for all pensions, and despite the growing support pushed by the Kentucky League of Cities, advised against separating the County Employees Retirement system (CERS) from the state pension system. 

Pension facts, stats and audit recommendations