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Trump said United Auto Workers union dues are too high now that a major GM plant is closing on his watch.

By DAVE JAMIESON

By DANIEL DESROCHERS

Shortly after Democrat Adam Edelen announced he was running for governor with Louisville businessman Gill Holland as his running mate for lieutenant governor, Edelen’s campaign said Holland would not be releasing his tax returns.

The statement sparked criticism — Democrats have railed against Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s refusal to release his taxes — but the campaign stood firm.

By JASON BAILEY

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

The General Assembly adjourned for the veto period without providing relief from soon-to-spike pension costs to quasi-governmental organizations like regional universities and community mental health centers. The legislature can still prevent an unaffordable increase on the session’s final day — March 28 — but must reject attempts to attach harmful pension changes that would set Kentucky back.

Governor Matt Bevin made international news yesterday when he shared in a radio interview that he had bypassed having his children vaccinated for chicken pox, and instead had intentionally gotten them infected with the disease by visiting a neighbor who was sick and contagious.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The Kentucky State AFL-CIO's COPE Committee has endorsed Democrat Greg Stumbo for attorney general but the panel opted to remain neutral in the four-way race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

The primary is May 21.

The committee voted "no recommendation" for House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, Attorney Gen. Andy Beshear, former auditor Adam Edelen and Geoff Young, all of who whom want to be the Democratic candidate for governor. 

From the Kentucky Democratic Party

Frankfort, KY— With one final day in the 2019 legislative session, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is once again taking aim at his own party for not kowtowing to his legislative wishes.

Speaking on WKCT in Bowling Green on Tuesday morning, Bevin bashed the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

By IVONNE ROVIRA

On Feb. 28, 10 school districts had a “sick-out” — a strike, in essence — in order to head to Frankfort to protest HB 525, a bill that would transfer control of the Teachers Retirement System out of the hands of teachers. But even the protesting teachers do not realize the severe ramifications of this pension bill.

By MARSHALL WARD

President, Calloway County Retired Teachers Association

A "Pyrrhic victory" inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is equal to a defeat.