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Leaked report suggests millions could lose coverage under GOP health proposal

February 25, 2017
Vox

Republican replacement plans for Obamacare would lead to significant declines in the number of Americans with health insurance coverage, according to an analysis presented Saturday at

Chambers of commerce support bill altering Kentucky wage and hour laws; labor attorneys call it an attack on workers’ rights

February 24, 2017
Insider Louisville

"Mind-blowing" Senate Bill 237 is designed to allow employers to withhold wages without the written consent of employees, and limit the ability of some workers to receive overtime pay, rest and lunch periods, and a minimum wage – in addition to lowering the potential amount of damages an employer could be fined for viola

Solar jobs soar as Maryland prioritizes renewable energy

February 23, 2017

Business is booming for Solar Energy World and other solar companies in Maryland, as sun-sourced energy becomes more affordable and accessible. Attracted by solar-friendly policies and mounting demand, solar companies are flocking to the state and hiring in droves.

Support efforts to restore ex-felon voting rights

February 23, 2017

Kentucky is one of only four states that ban former felons from voting, ranking third in the rate of disenfranchisement overall and first in disenfranchisement of African-Americans. Many states allow persons to vote once their sentences have been served and some never take away voting rights, allowing prisoners to vote.

Coal rules protect creation

February 19, 2017

The Commonwealth of Kentucky is incredibly blessed with beautiful abundant natural resources. Unfortunately we have been reckless with those resources and have trampled our water, soil and air. Charles G.

Obamacare repeal may threaten drug treatment access

February 15, 2017

Repealing the Affordable Care Act would result in more than 61,400 Kentuckians with mental illness or substance use disorder losing coverage.

ACA repeal would be devastating in Ky.

January 31, 2017

Communities thrive when they have a strong foundation made up of things like good schools and quality healthcare.

Ross Reviewed: Trump’s Choice For Commerce Left Mixed Legacy In Ohio Valley

January 16, 2017

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.

ACA repeal will kill people

January 13, 2017

People need to understand that not having insurance kills people.

Lawmakers must focus on ways to increase workers’ wages

January 13, 2017

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.

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