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Today, the first day of Kentucky’s legislative session, is a great day to harken back to that famous quote of Mark Twain, American humorist and famous author, when he said, “No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” Yes, today Kentucky legislators return to Frankfort for their annual pilgrimage to write laws, regulations and other non-sensical proclamations. more
Earlier this year, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its fiscal year 2017 Comprehensive Federal Annual Monitoring and Evaluation Report, a semi-annual review of Kentucky’s Occupational Safety and Health program. more
So, as we begin this new Congress together, one fact is abundantly clear: the American people need Democrats and Republicans to work together. Today illustrates that very point. more
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I might be a bit old-fashioned, but I like to live my life with the old adage, “every cloud has a silver lining.” I am an eternal optimist who most often sees the glass as half-full, instead of half-empty. So, while many friends have complained about the current government shutdown, I am actually loudly cheering for both sides to keep the government shut down. more
When I ran for Governor in 2015, I launched a seven-point plan outlining my vision for moving Kentucky forward, entitled the “Blueprint For A Better Kentucky.” The plan was ambitious and unapologetic in its call to change government, grow our economy and enact policies that would modernize education, healthcare and our tax code. Above all, however, I noted that no matter what we accomplish in any of these areas, our long-term success runs the risk of being undermined if we do not address the single greatest threat facing Kentucky’s financial future, our public employee pension crisis. more
The past few weeks have evidenced a sad and total disregard that many elected leaders have for Kentuckians. At least two prominent Kentucky politicians have railed against the courts and attacked the decision to strike down last year’s pension reform legislation, legislation which was constructed in the dead of night, behind closed doors, in an old-fashioned smoke-filled room. more
It’s a trend that seems like it should be impossible in the wealthiest nation on Earth. But across America, the rate of maternal mortality is actually climbing – more than doubling in the last three decades. more
So this year will be my first Christmas without either parent. more
Tonight is a sad night in the commonwealth. What is clear is that Kentucky, at this time, does not have the legislative ability to make the difficult decisions before us. more
The sound that traditionally fills the air every holiday season is the sound of the ringing bells of the Salvation Army’s bell ringers involved in the red kettle Christmas campaign. more
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