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VIDEO: State Rep. Rick Rand talks public employee pensions on Kentucky Tonight

September 13, 2017

Earlier this week, State Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) joined Renee Shaw on the Kentucky Tonight panel to discuss public employee pensions. Also on the panel were State Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville; State Sen. Joe Bowen, R-Owensboro; and State Rep. Jerry Miller, R-Louisville. Some highlighted comments made by Rep. Rick Rand from the Kentucky Tonight segment…

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Rep. Joni Jenkins elected president of National Labor Caucus

August 31, 2017

State Rep. Joni Jenkins has been elected president of the National Labor Caucus, a bipartisan group tasked with promoting pro-labor legislation in state legislatures across the U.S. The two-year term began earlier this month during the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit in Boston. Jenkins, D-Shively, says the National Labor Caucus will serve as…

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Video: Rep. Jeff Greer signs House Bill 253 (The Tucker Act)

August 23, 2017

On Tuesday, August 22, Rep. Jeff Greer attended a ceremonial signing of House Bill 253. Rep. Jeff Greer sponsored the bill during the 2017 session of the General Assembly. This legislation is known as The Tucker Act and requires unannounced social worker visits to the residence or location where incidents of child abuse or neglect are…

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Editorial by Rep. Dennis Keene: Raising taxes to fund pensions NOT a good option

August 14, 2017

A proposed special session on tax and pension reform would result in an increase in taxes for most Kentuckians and will not address the problems in Kentucky’s pension system. It is time we reform our pension system to be fair to the majority of Kentucky’s public employees and to the taxpayers. We must honor our…

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Republican Leadership Discusses Pension Reform & Possible Changes to Retirement Plans

August 10, 2017

“For current retirees, Thayer said “everything outside of the inviolable contract should be and would be considered.” One example is a “sick day issue” for current teachers. The Georgetown Republican said some teachers stockpile their sick days to increase their retirement benefits. The stockpiling of the days adds millions of dollars in debt to the…

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Rep. Rick Rand Represents House Democrats on KET’s Kentucky Tonight on April 10th

April 11, 2017

House Minority Caucus Chair Dennis Keene says Democrats will win back House seats in 2018

April 11, 2017

Rep. Dennis Keene’s End of Session Viewpoint Published in the NKY Tribune

April 6, 2017

Prichard Committee Estimates Charter Schools Funding to be $7,178 per student

March 23, 2017

Legislative Update: March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017

Legislative Week in Review – March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017

Kentucky Democrats Join Lawmakers in 30 Other States in a Week of Action to Fight for Families

March 3, 2017

Students rally with state representatives in Frankfort to eliminate corporal punishment in Kentucky schools

February 28, 2017

Legislative Week in Review February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017

Rep. Harris files legislation to address escalating electrical rates by Kentucky power

February 22, 2017

Representative Dennis Keene Files Bill to Boost Urban Development

February 22, 2017

A United Kentucky House Resolution 49 Confirms Support for Retirement Benefits

February 20, 2017

A Kentucky United House Caucus Week in Review February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

A United Kentucky House Bill 264 Provides for Free Tuition for Eligible Students

February 17, 2017

House Democrats to Meet with Mayor Greg Fischer About Anti-Louisville Legislation

February 16, 2017

Reps. Burch, Marzian and Overly Receive Nonprofit VOICE Award

February 15, 2017

A United Kentucky Rep. Sannie Overly Files House Bill 197

February 15, 2017

Caucus Chairman Rep. Dennis Keene details United Kentucky caucus agenda in the NKY Tribune

February 14, 2017