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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. 

The Louisville Zoo turns 50 this year and 2019 is also the 20th anniversary of the Falls City's Labor Day at the Zoo Picnic and Car Show.

Sponsored by the Greater Louisville United Labor Picnic Inc. for union members and their families, the festivities start at 10 a.m., rain or shine, and go to 3 p.m. on Sept. 2.  Exhibits will stay open until 6.

Food and drinks will be served from 11 to 3. (Zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The annual Labor Day picnic sponsored by the Owensboro Central Labor Council is again set for English Park, 2 Woodford Ave.

The Sept. 2 festivities begin at noon. They will include a barbecue dinner, chicken prepared by "the Famous Steelworker" Andy Meserve and crew plus IBEW cooks. Also on the schedule are a car show, door prizes, a keynote speaker and the presentation of the J.R. Gray Labor Person of the Year award.

In addition, donations will be accepted to help those less fortunate in the community.

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

By JASON DUNN

Food assistance through the SNAP program has been getting harder for some low-income Kentuckians to access over the past year because of new work reporting requirements. Thousands of families have lost benefits as a result.