Chambers of commerce support bill altering Kentucky wage and hour laws; labor attorneys call it an attack on workers’ rights
"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
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.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act would result in more than 61,400 Kentuckians with mental illness or substance use disorder losing coverage.