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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

LEXINGTON – The Kentucky Public Pension Coalition, representing hundreds of thousands of teachers, firefighters, police officers, librarians, and other active and retired public employees across the state of Kentucky, has major concerns with Governor Bevin’s public pension plan.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

State Rep. Sannie Overly, D-Paris, isn’t buying GOP Gov. Matt Bevin's just-unveiled state pension plan.

By PAUL KRUGMAN

According to a new CBS News poll, almost 60 percent of the American public believes that the current Republican tax plan favors the wealthy. Some people see this number as a sign that the plan is in trouble; I see it as a sign that Republican lies are working far better than they deserve to.

Take Action: Tell Matt Bevin Where You Stand 

Is Governor Matt Bevin taking his policy ideas from Kansas Governor Sam Brownback? For our sake, let’s hope not. 

But, he’s hired Governor Brownback’s policy director to work in his administration. 

By IRA GRUPPER

Contributing Columnist

An honor, and a problem, were bestowed on me recently: induction into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame, and my confusion as to how to proceed.

Over 500 people, from all over the state, came to honor all the nominees, and inductees, on September 21. Here is the background.

A colleague called me, a number of months ago, to say he wanted to nominate me. I was flattered, yet wasn’t sure what to do. Why was I unsure?

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

About 20 union members and union allies converged on a rural Garrard County tobacco farm Sunday to back seven striking Mexican migrant workers.

Few of the visitors could speak Spanish. None of the strikers speak English.

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this. To see the full report, click here.

LEXINGTON – A review of PFM’s August report on proposed changes to Kentucky’s retirement conducted by the Pension Trustee Advisors (PTA) finds that the proposals will cost more to Kentucky’s taxpayers and its employees while providing lower benefits.