Effort is part of statewide action and national campaign
Kentuckians looking to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell to help take care of coal miners, their families and their communities before Congress heads home to enjoy the holidays will be delivering petitions to his Kentucky district offices on Thursday.
Senate leader is key to bills passing before Congress adjourns
Petitions with thousands of signatures have been delivered to Sen. McConnell urging action to see that RECLAIM Act and Miners Protection Act are approved by Congress before it adjourns.
Candidates for Metro Council Districts 2, 4 and 6 participating
The Jefferson County KFTC Chapter and several local organizations and neighborhood associations will host the Open Mic Debate Series the week before the May 17 Primary Election. These debates will take place with candidates in Metro Council Districts 2, 4 and 6.
The billionaire Wilbur Ross is headed for Senate confirmation hearings as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of the Department of Commerce. Ross made it to ultra-rich status in part by salvaging coal and steel assets in Appalachia and the Rust Belt.
Research from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy shows wages are roughly $1,500 lower in right-to-work states, and promises of job growth from the policy are particularly hollow. A repeal of the prevailing wage needs no research to show it will lower wages and often encourages out-of-state companies to take bids away from Kentucky workers.
Efforts in Kentucky to stop a hazardous liquids pipeline proposal reflect a movement across the country — encompassing tens of thousands of residents and many elected local and state officials who supported a pro-pipeline president-elect. In many cases the protests are assisted by state, regional, and national environmental advocacy organizations.