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The federal government will be increasing Kentucky’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines by 17 percent, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Cori Bush is a St. Louis Democrat who was elected last November,

By CONGRESSWOMAN CORI BUSH

My skin burned for 22 hours after I was pepper-sprayed during a protest against police brutality in Florissant, Missouri last summer.

The memory of that burn stung with a new kind of pain on Wednesday as I, now a newly sworn-in member of Congress, watched in horror and disbelief as white supremacists overran the Capitol.

A Limerick by Lindsey Horner:

A mob of the MAGA persuasion

Conducted a Capitol invasion.

Though possible armed, 

They parted unharmed, 

And that's how you know they're Caucasian.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We thank Liles Taylor, Kentucky State AFL-CIO political coordinator, for sending us this.

By LUCAS ALBACH

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thousands marched in the streets of Louisville this summer pushing for police reform. Now, two Democratic legislators from Jefferson County want to make sure those voices are heard in Frankfort.

Rep. Lisa Willner announced Sunday she plans to file three bills intended to protect protesters and alter police response to demonstrations. The bills, cosponsored by Rep. Attica Scott, will be filed Monday when Kentucky's 2021 legislative session continues.

In addition, they said they would form a committee to explore impeaching the Governor.

In rare Saturday meetings, the Kentucky General Assembly’s Republican supermajorities passed six of their priority bills, four aimed at limiting Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s powers and two to further regulate abortion, and sent them to Beshear, who is expected to veto them and then be overridden.