Sen. Wil Schroder, R-Wilder, explains Wednesday, March 14, 2018, why he is pushing legislation to move the candidate filing deadline in Kentucky from the last Tuesday in January to the first Friday after first Monday in January.
Connie Higgins was shot in the face in 1984 while working for the Louisville Police Department. She said the workers' compensation benefits she received helped save her life. Now she’s worried future officers won’t get them if the Kentucky General Assembly approves House Bill 2.
Teachers and supporters held a “walk-in” at 28 schools, including Garrard County High, across Central Kentucky to show opposition to Senate Bill 1, the public pensions bill that cuts retirement benefits in an effort to fix Kentucky's pension system. They gathered outside the school and walked in to school together in protest.
Governor Matt Bevin responds to a question at the end of the America First Policy event in Versailles regarding the potential for Kentucky teachers to go on strike in response to the Senate State and Local Government Committee's approval of a plan an overhaul to the public pension systems.
Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers commented to reporters Wednesday, March 7, 2018, about Central Kentucky teachers’ planned rallies and walk-ins Thursday to protest Senate Bill 1, the public pension bill.
Meg Judd, a retired teacher from Williamsburg, spoke of her disapproval Wednesday, March 7, 2018, of the public pension bill before the Kentucky Senate State and Local Government Committee before the panel approved it and sent it to the full Senate.
Sue Foster, president of AFSCME Local 4011 in Louisville, leads a room packed with teachers and public workers as they sing a message to lawmakers on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, who vote for Senate Bill 1, the pension overhaul bill.
House budget chairman Steven Rudy, left, and House Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne talk with reporters on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, about a 50-cent increase in the cigarette tax and a new tax on opioids in the House version of Kentucky's two-year budget.
Chris Volz, president of Laborers Local 576 in Louisville, which represents some city workers, and his colleagues joined hundreds on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in the Capitol Annex to protest Senate Bill 1, the pension bill.