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Lexington Breonna’s Law Town Hall

March 1, 2021

It is time for Lexington to step up and join other cities in support of a Breonna's Law to ban no-knock police warrants. A distinguished panel organized by Lex-Stand for Breonna's Law Coalition will discuss what such a local ordinance should do how how it can be implemented.

Kentucky Power rate increase proposal also would reduce solar energy jobs for Kentuckians

November 16, 2020

The bright potential of the rooftop solar industry for eastern Kentucky could be quickly extinguished if Kentucky Power’s proposed net metering rates are approved by the Public Service Commission. 

Kentucky Power customers asked to comment on proposed rate increase

November 4, 2020

Kentucky Power Company is asking the Public Service Commission to approve a 25 percent increase in both its basic service charge and its per kilowatt hour charge; public comments are now being accepted.

RECLAIM Act, AML Pass the House as part of H.R. 2, The Moving Forward Act

Now McConnell must allow Senate passage
July 2, 2020

Kentucky will have a better chance at seeing its $400 million backlog of mine reclamation projects move forward thanks to legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 1. Both the RECLAIM Act and reauthorization of the Abandoned Mine Lands Program were included in the INVEST in America Act …

Comments demonstrate strong support for state control of solar policies

Kentucky solar customers, state regulators ask FERC to maintain states rights
June 19, 2020

Kentuckians oppose a federal proposal to make net metering even worse than state policy reflected in the 2019 controversial legislation passed by state lawmakers.

Call for Urgent Congressional Action to Help Coal-Impacted Communities

March 9, 2020

More than 100 organizations have added their names to a sign-on letter urging U.S. House leaders to prioritize several bills that would aid coal-impacted communities across the U.S. These bills have stalled in Congress, despite bipartisan support and an urgent need for solutions in former coal mining communities. 

Rally for a Healthy Democracy

We are Kentuckians and we’re Fighting to Build a Democracy.
March 3, 2020

Legislators have a clear choice to make voting convenient and accessible for all Kentucky citizens rather than creating new barriers and excluding thousands. Those choices will be highlighted during a 1 p.m. rally on Wednesday, March 4, in the Capitol rotunda sponsored by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, the League of Women Voters, the Kentucky Poor People's Campaign and others.

KFTC’s New Power PAC endorses Charles Booker in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

February 27, 2020

Knowing him as "an unwavering voice for justice," KFTC's New Power PAC has endorsed state representative Charles Booker for the U.S. Senate in the May 19 Democratic primary.

Fundraising effort will support July lobbying trip

Miners to ask lawmakers to reinstate funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund
June 20, 2019

In July, more than 100 coal miners, widows and loved ones, including many from Kentucky, will travel to Washington, D.C. to demand that congressional leaders take action to reinstate the excise fee that supports the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. Because extraordinary steps must be taken to protect some of the very sick men traveling across the country in the summer heat, the cost for the upcoming trip is significant. A crowdfunding effort has been launched to help support those who have committed to travel.

Hundreds coming to Green New Deal event Saturday in Frankfort

Kentuckians will help shape a just transition
May 9, 2019

A Green New Deal is still taking shape. On Saturday, Kentuckians have the opportunity to learn more about the proposed commitment to a clean energy economy, and help shape what that transition could and should look like in Kentucky.

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