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By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

State Sen. Reginald Thomas, D-Lexington, says HB1, the pension bill Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law on Wednesday, will trigger "a domino effect" that "will harmfully impact the state’s other retirement systems.”

Likewise, state Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, worries that Bevin's "bill will steer us closer to insolvency and greatly affect the Kentucky Retirement Systems.”

By TOM LOFTUS

FRANKFORT — A Franklin County jury on Thursday awarded $500,000 in damages to a former Labor Cabinet employee who claimed he was fired in 2017 for reporting problems with an apprenticeship program promoted by Gov. Matt Bevin.

Kentucky Democratic Party

KDP: “Matt Bevin should come clean and explain why his administration illegally tried to silence a whistleblower.” 

Frankfort, KY—A Franklin County jury found that the Bevin administration wrongfully tried to silence a whistleblower in his Labor Cabinet and now it’s costing Kentucky taxpayers $500,000. 

By PHILIP M. BAILEY

Kentucky's junior senator was one of two lawmakers who voted against a measure Tuesday that ensures the fund to help 9/11 victims and first responders never runs out of money.

Republican Rand Paul said he couldn't "in good conscience" vote yes, because of his fiscal conservative beliefs that federal spending must be curtailed.

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TO:   All State Federations, Area and Central Labor Councils

By JACK BRAMMER and DANIEL DESROCHERS

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to deal with a huge increase in pension costs for regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies, such as health departments and rape crisis centers, won final passage in the state Senate Wednesday morning.