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EDITOR'S NOTE: McGrath is the Kentucky State AFl-CIO endorsed candidate for the US Senate.

By AMY McGrath

EDITOR'S NOTE: We received this statement today from Ben Self, Kentucky Democratic Party chair: 

"You either stand up and fight for Kentuckians and their children or you don't. House and Senate Republicans have shown they put corporate interests ahead of the people in this state. The sewage-pension bill and backroom budget deals have made it clear to Kentuckians who at the Capitol is selling out our state. We stand with all Kentuckians today who demand to be heard."

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

EDITOR'S NOTE: Marshall Ward of Murray is president of the Calloway County Retired Teachers Association.

By MARSHALL WARD 

In the words of James Whitcomb Riley, a late 19th century Indiana poet, “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it is probably a duck.”

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO has endorsed Taylor in his campaign to retake his Eighth District House seat. He is from Hopkinsville.

By JEFF TAYLOR

Do you remember your first grade teacher's name? I do, it was Mrs. Baxter.  When I was 5-years-old, she was more than my teacher.  Like other elementary teachers, she was also a surrogate mother. She taught me how to write. I remember every teacher I ever had. I appreciate each of them.

Click here  to listen to Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan talk about Dr. King support for unions and what they do.  

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Kentuckians, including many union members, will march in Frankfort Wednesday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was murdered in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

By BILL FINN

State Director, Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council

This is what democracy looks like when the Republicans hold the majorities in the House and Senate and the governor's office.

Thanks to Roy Pullam for sending us this.

By SEN. MORGAN McGARVEY

Last night was government at its worst. The Republican Majority bent itself into parliamentary pretzels, attaching a 291 page pension reform bill that no one had seen to a sewage bill and passing it into law in an astonishing eight hours. It was wrong.

UPDATE FROM WKYT: Lawmakers not in session Wednesday to hold meeting that didn't happen.

By HILLARY THORNTON 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky lawmakers were scheduled to have a 9 a.m. meeting Wednesday to continue budget discussions with days left in the legislative session, but the meeting didn't happen.

By STEPHEN BARTLETT

Kentucky Field Organizer for FLOC