Economic Justice News

Not just Kentucky: This week, we saw the real agenda behind pension push.

February 15, 2018
Lexington Herald Leader

Corporations have spent four decades taking traditional pensions away from most American workers. Now they and their allies want to do the same to school teachers and other public employees.

Bevin's Medicaid changes actually mean Kentucky will pay more to provide health care

February 14, 2018
The Courier-Journal

Gov. Matt Bevin's complex plan to reshape the state Medicaid program actually will cost Kentucky more to provide health coverage to people affected by the Medicaid changes than if the state did nothing.

Bevin promised to turn ‘sacred cow’ tax breaks into ‘hamburger.’ Where’s the beef?

February 8, 2018
Lexington Herald Leader

In his State of the Commonwealth address a year ago today, Gov. Matt Bevin boldly proclaimed that he and the new Republican-controlled General Assembly would turn some “sacred cows” into “hamburger.”

Scott County members participate in 16th Annual MLK March!

Marchers at the 16th Annual MLK March in Georgetown!
January 17, 2018 at 01:07pm
Tax Reform, Scott County

For the 16th straight year, the Georgetown-Scott County NAACP Unit celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a march and program commemorating the legacy and message of the late civil rights leader. In the current environment that we are in, with growing income inequality, elected leaders playing to racial and religious differences, and a struggle to define what it means to be American, it was an important day to stand together.

Special session won't be called to address Kentucky pension system

December 18, 2017
WYMT

Despite his efforts it appears Governor Matt Bevin will not call a special session.

9 reasons why Kentucky needs to fund public pensions

November 21, 2017 at 05:45pm

We’ve built serious momentum in Kentucky around stopping Governor Bevin’s dangerous public pension bill while advancing a commonsense plan to find revenue to fund the pension and other public investments through the Kentucky Forward Plan.

Mishmash of tax breaks unfair, shrinks Ky. budget

November 17, 2017
Lexington Herald Leader

Is it fair that most people and businesses pay their full share of taxes to support our state while some don’t?

No, of course not. And the large and growing tax breaks — they don’t sunset so with each new one the drain on the treasury grows — are bankrupting the state.

Trump’s people are messing with Medicaid. Here’s why they shouldn’t

November 20, 2017
Lexington Herald Leader

It is deeply troubling that Medicaid rules have been rewritten to usher in a new era of Medicaid waivers with requirements and penalties that no previous administration has ever approved. In fact, they have been the basis for rejecting waivers in the past.

LTE: Bevin should be working on fair tax reform

October 24, 2017
The Advocate Messenger

Dear Editor,