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Kentucky Bishops Issue Statement On Minimum Wage28 Jan

On Monday, January 27, Kentucky’s Catholic Bishops issued a statement titled The Dignity of Work in which they state: A full-time worker earning the state’s current minimum wage of $7.25 earns little more than $15,000 annually, hardly enough to pay for food and rent, let alone support a family. More than 88 percent of the state’s […]
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HB 1: Workers’ Wages Must Allow Them to Form and Support Families20 Jan

On Feb. 6 the Kentucky House of Representatives passed HB1 by a bi-partisan vote of 54 – 44 and sent it to the Senate. The Senate assigned it to the Sen. State and Local Government committee on Feb. 12. The Senate has taken no further action on the bill. Last June, Bishop Stephen E. Blaire […]

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Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act Draws Increasing Support
Earlier this morning, Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr (Lexington) held a press conference announcing her decision to pre-file the Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act, in advance of the 2019 General Assembly. Joined by Reps. Melinda Prunty (Belton) and Kim Moser (Taylor Mill), and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Sen. Kerr leads a bipartisan coalition attempting to […]

Death Penalty – Important Hearing Next Week!
Next week presents a great opportunity to express your support for ending the use of capital punishment in Kentucky. On Friday, July 6, the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Commitee on Judiciary will be holding a hearing on the death penalty, including a 30 minute presentation by Representatives Jason Nemes and Chad McCoy on why the death […]

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