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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.”

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

A small church in rural western Kentucky mailed out a flyer with an article titled "5 Suggestions for a Better Life."   

Christians are supposed to be happy folk. So a local Democratic activist did a double-take when she read Point 5--"How to be Miserable." Okay, it really wasn't a how-to. It described miserable behavior. 

She read the article and posted it on her Facebook page with a question, "Anyone else think this describes Trump to a tee????" 

Judge for yourself.

What We Know About Governor Bevin’s Proposed Pension Changes

The only information regarding the proposed changes to Kentucky’s public employee pension plans released by the Governor were a number of very general talking points.  Until we have the language of an actual bill, we cannot answer many specific questions.

What we do know or can conclude from the released talking points is the Governor’s plan would...