Associated Press

Kentucky's Republican legislative leaders rejected a request to appoint members to a group to discuss using federal pandemic aid to reward frontline workers with bonuses, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

Instead, in yet another reflection of the state's fiercely divided politics, the top GOP lawmakers suggested the governor work through the legislature's committee process.

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From Bill Londrigan:

It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of Brother Jay Meurer, Jr., long-time member and Business Representative of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 118. 

Jay was a dedicated trade unionist and kept working diligently for the members while battling cancer.  Please keep Jay and his family in your thoughts and prayers.  See below for the link to Jay’s obituary and service information which will take place next Saturday, October 30th.