Category: KY Issues

The Dismantling of Hate Crime Legislation

  By: Sunny Spears People all over the United States have protested, written letters, and hosted town halls with their legislators in demand for the broad values of equality, justice and more specifically, to bring an end to the innocent being killed by police.  Unfortunately, Kentucky legislators responded to these protests with House Bill 14…

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You Should Still Care About Bevin versus Beshear

By: Junis Baldon The latest salvo in the ongoing battle between Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear trickled into the General Assembly this past legislative session, and almost led to a fundamental restructuring of executive power in Kentucky.  HB 281, which started as an effort to increase public transparency and oversight over the…

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HB 151: History Repeats Itself

By: Junis L. Baldon State legislators who sought to maintain segregated schools during Louisville’s busing crisis in the 1970s may finally get their wish.  Just forty-two years too late.  In 1975, after being reversed by a federal appeals court, federal judge James Gordon entered a decree desegregating Louisville public schools.  Almost immediately, the General Assembly…

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The Republican Plan To Dismantle Healthcare As We Know It

By: Jonah Brown After years of campaigning against the Affordable Care Act, known either affectionately or condescendingly to most as ObamaCare, the Republicans are finally prepared to deliver on their promise to “repeal and replace” President Obama’s hallmark policy agenda item.   This week, Republicans are expected to finally reveal details about their new healthcare bill.  …

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