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By JOSEPH GERTH

Gov. Matt Bevin’s new health care program is a gawd-awful acronym that really doesn’t even begin to tell you what it does. He calls it “Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health,” or “Kentucky HEALTH.”

It ought to be called “Kentucky Death.”

This is not hysteria. It’s not hyperbole.

It’s fact.

Thanks to Bill Londrigan and Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

By JASON BAILEY

Kentucky Center for Economic Progress

EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to Holly Erwin for sending us this. I'd bet Silver State Dems wouldn't mind if Kentucky Dems adopted "Mitch McTurtle," too. 

By JOHN BOWDEN

Nevada Democrats on Tuesday unveiled their 2018 campaign mascot: a turtle holding a bag of money, meant to mock Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Dems plan to use the turtle mascot at campaign events to tie local Republican candidates to the Senate Republican leader.

By BRAD BOWMAN

Kentucky Democratic Party

Gov. Matt Bevin revealed his anti-public education agenda in his budget proposal Tuesday night, which included proposing local school districts pick up the bill of an estimated $138 million for student transportation costs and shoulder $60 million, according to the Kentucky Education Association, in school employee health costs.

“After tonight, Kentuckians should have no doubts that Gov. Bevin lacks the innovation and vision to move this state forward,” Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Ben Self said.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Union members helped swell the ranks in last year’s Murray March for Equality and Social Justice, one of an estimated 570 worldwide sister marches to the historic Women’s March on Washington.

Veterans of the Murray march are welcome to join a Women’s March anniversary celebration Sunday afternoon at the Cherry Civic Center in Paducah.

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

By BOB BRIGHAM

MSNBC “Live” host Ali Velshi was perplexed by claims from Kentucky’s far-right governor that Medicaid expansion of health insurance coverage was negatively impacting health outcomes.

Every year at this time, people across the United States celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s many contributions to our country, and how he has shaped our history.

We lift up King the civil rights leader, King the moral crusader, King the brilliant orator, King the brave marcher, King the fearless activist. The list goes on . . .