The KY State Senate is on the floor, and will soon begin debate on HB 2, a Workers' Compensation “reform” bill, cutting medical benefits for injured workers.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The People’s House Project has endorsed Alonzo Pennington for Congress in the First District. "Alonzo is a musician, a hunting guide, a dad and a true champion for the workin


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The Kentucky State AFL-CIO and Louisville-based Teamsters Local 89 will lose no time in appealing today's Franklin Circuit Court decision that upheld the state’s “right to work” law, according to Bill Londrigan, state AFL-CIO president.

The court dismissed a suit to overturn the law that the state federation and the Teamsters filed last May.

“Don’t ever preach to me about anything ever again.”


Michael Steele, the former chair of the Republican National Committee, has just about had it with evangelical Christian leaders who support President Donald Trump no matter what.

The Vermont senator delighted in circumventing the television networks.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO is one of more than 600 union organizations nationwide that has endorsed HR 676, a single-payer bill.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO has endorsed Belcher.

Linda Belcher is running in the special election on Feb. 20 for that seat vacated when Dan Johnson killed himself after serious sexual assaults were revealed.  If you remember, Dan narrowly won District 49 (neighboring Bullitt County) in 2016, even after posting racist photos of President Obama.


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Democrat Paul Walker, who just tossed his hat in the ring for Congress, says he supports “unions because unions respect workers.”

An associate professor of English at Murray State University, Walker aims to unseat incumbent First District Rep. James Comer, R-Tompkinsville.

Walker is already in labor’s corner. He steadfastly opposes "right to work." 


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Jackson Purchase Democrats Martha Emmons, Charlotte Goddard, David Ramey and Julie Tennyson promise to be in labor’s corner if voters send them to the General Assembly in November.

Tennyson is taking on Second District Republican State Sen. Danny Carroll. Both are from Paducah.


FRANKFORT -- With three weeks of this year’s law-making session in the history books, no bill has yet emerged to overhaul Kentucky’s financially ailing public pension systems.

Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, sounded frustrated Friday with the slow start lawmakers have gotten on pension reform, which Gov. Matt Bevin and leading lawmakers had promised would be accomplished last year in a special legislative session.


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The Rev. Jim Gearhart of Paducah wrote Sen. Mitch McConnell expressing his opposition to the GOP’s Robin-Hood-in-Reverse tax bill.

McConnell, who likes to portray himself as a “family values” guy, replied with a letter defending his vote for the legislation, which the senate majority leader claimed “will bring lasting relief to middle-class families, small businesses, and Kentucky workers.”