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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Happy Turkey Day.

AFGE-led coalition calls on Congress to reject proposed legislation that would cause the dismantling of the nation’s largest health care system

You are invited to join The New Kentucky Project, United We Stand, Kentucky Government Employees, Together We Will Bluegrass, the Kentucky Initiative, Save Our Schools KY, Kentucky Public Retirees, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Together Frankfort, KY National Organization for Women (NOW), The People's Campaign, Our Revolution Central KY, Central KY Council for Peace & Justice and KY United as we rally on the steps of the Capitol to demand that Legislators keep the promise of a fully funded pension!

A 12-count indictment also charges former Manafort business associate Rick Gates with conspiracy and money laundering.

By JESSELYN COOK and RYAN J. REILLY

Thanks to Leslie McColgin for sending us this.

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is working for a day when all people have health care, shelter, food, education, and other basic needs. That’s why we oppose the current proposal that the Governor and Legislature have put forth to dismantle our public pension system

Friday evening, Gov. Bevin and the GOP's pension plan was shared online. To keep you informed, we have uploaded the bill and supplemental documents for you to download. Here's the bill for you to download by clicking on this link.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to Bill Londrigan for sending us this. This old history teacher, who took Latin in high school more than 50 years ago, particulary enjoyed the signoff, "Trump delenda est." It means "Trump must be removed." The expression is a takeoff on "Carthago delenda est," or "Carthage must be destroyed." After Rome defeated Carthage in the Second Punic War, Cato the Elder, an influential Roman senator, feared that Carthage still menaced Rome. Hence he warned, "Carthago delenda est." The Romans destroyed Carthage in the Third Punic War.

From the Kentucky Education Association

Governor Bevin and legislative leadership released the framework of their proposed changes to Kentucky public employee pension plans on Wednesday, October 18. They call that plan “Keeping the Promise.”