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By MIKE STUNSON

Count NBC meteorologist Al Roker among those who was not happy with comments Gov. Matt Bevin made Tuesday.

In an interview with WHAS radio host Terri Meiners, Bevin said canceling schools for cold weather is an indication that “we’re getting soft.”

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restored working women’s right to sue over wage discrimination. A decade later, the labor movement is still one of the best avenues for closing the gender pay gap.

HR 676 – The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act – has been the gold standard for the single payer movement for the past 16 years. It was based on the Physicians Working Group Proposal of 2003 and would have created a healthcare system that was universal, public and comprehensive.

HR 676 is gone. (The Kentucky State AFL-CIO was one of many labor organizations nationwide that endorsed HR 676.)

By PHILIP M. BAILEY

U.S. Rep. James Comer said Monday that Gov. Matt Bevin will have to ditch his arrogant attitude if he wants to lead Kentucky through great challenges.

Comer decided against running for governor, but not before throwing some stiff jabs at the Republican incumbent. He said he wants Bevin to succeed, but advised that it will take a radical change in the governor's approach.

UPDATE: Edelen and Holland filed today.

With the filing deadline tomorrow (Jan. 29), a number of people have filed to run in this year’s statewide races. Here’s the latest list, straight from the Secretary of State’s web site:

By WKMS Staff

Republican U.S. Representative James Comer won't run for governor in 2019, according to a statement issued Sunday night. Comer's statement comes as he spends time with his father, who is recovering from a stroke.

Comer stated that he has,"...zero desire to run against a multi-millionaire incumbent Governor in a Primary, regardless of how unpopular he is."

Comer says he intends to remain a U.S. Congressman and focus on the problems facing America.

Let’s assume — for argument’s sake — that Senate Bill 2 has nothing to do with the grudge held by some prominent Kentucky Republicans against a certain Franklin Circuit judge.

Let’s pretend that Senate President Robert Stivers’ sole motive for sponsoring SB 2 is to strengthen Kentuckians’ trust in the courts by creating a more level playing field for lawsuits involving state government.

It’s still a stinkeroo.

It revealed the folly of the president’s approach to politics.

What a debacle President Trump’s shutdown proved to be — what a toddler’s pageant of foot-stomping and incompetence, of vainglory and self-defeat. Mr. Trump tormented public servants and citizens and wounded the country, and, in conceding on Friday after holding the government hostage for 35 days, could claim to have achieved nothing.