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From BILL LONDRIGAN

Kentucky State AFL-CIO

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The deadly coronavirus pandemic has forced our state, our country and our world into frightening and unsettling times. No one knows how this global health crisis will last. 

From Bill Finn:

Kentucky Building Trades Affiliates,

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

A quartet of union-endorsed Democrats, including gubernatorial hopeful Andy Beshear, is expected to break bread with Jackson Purchase-area Democrats on June 14 at the annual Murray-Calloway County Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, which is set for Murray State University's Curris Center.

By NATHANIEL WEIXEL

Kentucky Democrats want to make the state’s 2019 gubernatorial race ground zero in the battle over Medicaid expansion and work requirements.

Democratic challenger Andy Beshear’s campaign is looking to take a page from his party’s 2018 midterm win, highlighting health care to upset the Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin, who recently polled as the most unpopular governor in the country.

Kentucky Democratic Party

The Kentucky Democratic Party is criticizing Governor Matt Bevin for spending today in Texas to raise money from wealthy donors who want to cut health care for Kentuckians.

By MIKE STUNSON

Gov. Matt Bevin told reporters Tuesday that a bill is ready for lawmakers to consider on how to provide pension relief to regional universities, mental health centers and other quasi-governmental agencies.

Kentucky’s pension crisis contributed to its ranking among the worst state economies in the nation, according to a new data-based study.

EDITOR'S NOTE: McCoy is one of the most anti-union lawmakers in Frankfort.

By Randy Patrick

Don Thrasher, chairman of the Republican Party of Nelson County, confirmed he and others are working to depose state Rep. Chad McCoy, R-Bardstown.

Kentucky Democratic Party

Frankfort, KY — After barely garnering more than 50% of the vote in the Republican primary, Matt Bevin is entering the second week of the general election facing strong backlash from the conservative wing of his party after Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton publicly bashed “dark forces” inside the Bevin administration.

By BERRY CRAIG

When Mitch McConnell spoke at a Paducah Chamber Commerce feed on Tuesday, somebody in the crowd asked him what Senate Republicans would do if a Supreme Court justice died in 2020, leaving an open seat.

“Oh, we’d fill it,” he replied with a grin. McConnell’s response triggered predictable laughter from the largely Republican-leaning audience.