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State House Democrats Just Killed Pension Reform

February 26th, 2013 · 3 Comments

It’s unfortunate that liberal groups would result to such racist, anti-Asian Pacific Islander sentiment in attacking Mitch McConnell and his wife. People need to think before they act. Though, there wasn’t really much in the realm of credibility there to begin with. [WFPL]

Native Americans on an oil-rich North Dakota reservation have been cheated out of more than $1 billion by schemes to buy drilling rights for lowball prices, a flurry of recent lawsuits assert. And, the suits claim, the federal government facilitated the alleged swindle by failing in its legal obligation to ensure the tribes got a fair deal. [ProPublica]

Don’t worry, pension reform is not going to happen in Kentucky – ever. Democrats on a House committee made major changes Tuesday to a proposed overhaul of Kentucky’s ailing pension system, raising the hackles of Republicans. [Bluegrass Politics]

Three Kentucky counties are on this list. Moody’s Investors Service placed the ratings of 40 local U.S. governments under review on Friday due to a lack of sufficient financial information and warned downgrades could follow. [Reuters]

Consider this your pee alert warning for something that Kentucky absolutely doesn’t need. Governor Steve Beshear would get an extra year in office and Kentucky’s statewide elections would be aligned with national elections under an amendment that has passed the senate. [WKYT]

Rand Paul told a group of New York conservatives he hasn’t decided whether to vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary but that he takes seriously the president’s prerogative to choose his political appointees. [Politico]

Proposed faculty cuts at Paul G. Blazer High School attracted a sizable group of concerned parents and teachers to the Ashland Board of Education’s regular meeting Monday evening. [Ashland Independent]

Fragments of an ancient continent are buried beneath the floor of the Indian Ocean, a study suggests. Researchers have found evidence for a landmass that would have existed between 2,000 and 85 million years ago. [BBC]

A majority of Kentucky voters say they favor amending the state constitution to allow convicted felons to regain their right to vote once they serve their full sentences. [C-J/AKN]

The White House may soon propose the biggest change in U.S. food aid since the programs were created during the Cold War – donating cash for hunger relief instead of shipping American-grown food thousands of miles to global trouble spots, say farm groups and charities. [Reuters]

Kentucky’s public university presidents say they’d like to see the state’s U.S. senators help overhaul the country’s immigration system. [WDRB]

Why do some children who grow up in poverty do well, while others struggle? To understand more about this, a group of psychologists recently did a study. [NPR]

Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Humor · Immigration · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ed Marksberry // Feb 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I would like to respond to the tweet that was found on Progress Kentucky.
    While we disagree w/ Mitch McConnell politically, our campaign refuses to condone the racist & opportunistic attack leveled at his spouse.

  • 2 Novena // Feb 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    “Right on, Ed Marksberry!”

    Though I seldom pick up for the McConnells, this is one instance where I do. Ed is on target. Progress KY owes the McConnells a huge apology.
    P.S. But I still hope he does not get re-elected, of course!

  • 3 Monica // Feb 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Per Reuters: three Kentucky counties are on the list of 40 local governments that are under review and were warned downgrades could follow.

    Kenton County is one of them.

    Imagine that.