News

Editor's Note: This article can only be accessed by Courier-Journal subsribers.

BY MATT MENCARINI

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- Despite growing pressure from Republicans and business leaders, Gov. Andy Beshear said he is not going to cut Kentucky’s unemployment benefits — at least not yet.

By COLMON ELRIDGE

You know, there’s an easy way to know whether someone cares more about people or political power: when there’s good news, do they celebrate our collective victories or do they go on the attack?

Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan will be a guest on KET’s Kentucky Tonight this evening at 8 p.m. (EDT) to discuss jobs and the economy.  

Topics will also include fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of jobless numbers, plus federal economic relief efforts. Besides Londrigan, scheduled guests include Jason Bailey, Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; Beth Davison, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and Shannon Stiglitz, Kentucky Retail Federation.

The giant inflatable rodent that became the face of America’s labor movement

By ZOE SCHIFFER 

Brother Larry Roberts, Secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet announced this week that he is retiring effective June 30.

Larry has served labor his entire career with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, as former state director of the Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council and the Kentucky Pipe Trades.  He served as secretary of labor under both Governor Steve Beshear and Governor Andy Beshear.

By AL CROSS

So, Liz is out. What about Mitch?

Republican House members’ removal of Rep. Elizabeth Cheney from their leadership Wednesday made some people wonder if Donald Trump’s next target/victim is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.