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By ALLISON SLONE

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

Dear legislators,

I am a public school teacher and this special session may not directly impact me, but I am invested in fighting for all public employee’s rights, pensions, health care, revenue, and funding of state programs, including public education. 

Today, Attorney General Andy Beshear explained his concerns with the manner Matt Bevin called his special session. He also offered a simple solution of Bevin amending the proclamation. Instead of accepting this solution, Governor Bevin chose to lash out with his all too familiar “but your father” attack. 

Kentucky Democratic Party

Kentucky New Era: “At $65,000 per day, this week-long spectacle appears to be one expensive political stunt.”

By JOHN CHEVES and JACK BRAMMER

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin wanted the special legislative session he called this week to consider only his own proposed changes to the state pension system. Lawmakers had other ideas when they convened Friday morning.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

“Changing the world of work for good” says a sign over the front door of Congress House, London headquarters of the British Trades Union Congress, a labor federation similar to the AFL-CIO.

It's more than the TUC motto. It reflects the federation's mission in theory and practice.

By TOM LOFTUS

FRANKFORT – Gov. Matt Bevin has said he will call the Kentucky General Assembly into special session at 8 a.m. Friday to pass a pension proposal.

Bevin is expected to issue the formal proclamation calling the session Thursday.

Here’s a look at the special session and the issue lawmakers want to address:

Andy Beshear is taking to social media in a new video to talk about the latest legal brief in his fight to protect health care for Kentuckians with pre-existing health conditions. This comes about a month after Matt Bevin signed onto a legal brief on the opposite side of Andy.