General Assembly

Rally for Voting Rights makes an impact

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g20190313_145053Today's Rally for Voting Rights in Frankfort was a strong combination – THIRTY organizational cosponsors, FOURTEEN people with felonies in their past telling their stories under the capitol dome, SIX media outlets covering the event, about 175 attendees, and with all that we built a lot of momentum and awareness for our fight for Voting Rights.

Black lung is surging, but bill to undo limits on doctors stalls without a hearing

A bill that would have rescinded restrictions on the types of physicians who can diagnose black lung disease will likely not get a vote in the Kentucky House of Representatives this year … The proposal’s likely failure comes amid the largest resurgence of black lung in decades, one that has left more than 20 perc

Day of Empathy lays the foundation for ending mass incarceration

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Justice should heal. That's why we joined allies in Frankfort Tuesday for cut50's #DayofEmpathy.

Voting Rights bill comes up for a hearing in House

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On Monday, members of the House Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee heard a voting rights bill to restore the right to vote to people with felonies in their past who have served their debt to society.

Primary sponsor Representative George Brown was joined by Representative Charles Booker and Representative Jason Nemes as a united and bipartisan front of legislators testifying in favor of the bill.

Even more powerfully, Shelton McElroy, Tayna Fogle and Amanda Hall testified and shared their personal stories as some of the 312,000 people who lost the right to vote in Kentucky. Allies at the League of Women voters also testified, citing recent studies showing the breadth and depth of Kentucky's peculiar disenfrancisement laws, and the overwhelming public support to overturn them. 

Utility PAC donations rolled in ahead of solar industry bill fight

Four big utility interests pumped $327,050 into the political committees of legislative candidates and the political parties during the 2018 election cycle. 

That compares with the $6,500 contributed by the tiny political action committee of Kentucky’s solar industry.

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