Republican legislators just added an additional roadblock to diagnosing black lung. Now, only seven physicians in the entire state will be legally allowed to diagnose workers–thus allowing them to receive benefits. Read more here.
Judge Phillip Shepherd struck down Kentucky’s controversial new public pension law Wednesday and permanently enjoined Gov. Matt Bevin from implementing it. This law would have removed pensions for our teachers, and require teachers to work longer before becoming eligible for retirement. But our work is not done yet. Republicans are are certain to appeal the … Continued
On April 30, 2018, interim Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Wayne Lewis, recommended that the state take over Jefferson County Public Schools. This means that politicians in Frankfort will be running a local school system, and democratically elected school board members will be stripped of their power, pushed aside into an advisory role. Under state control, JCPS schools could … Continued