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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Concerns over the Republican-led tax bill moving through Congress dominated Congressman James Comer's lively and, at times, indignant town hall meeting in Hopkinsville Monday morning.

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Kentuckians for the Commonwealth hopes to raise awareness of the significance of an accurate count during the 2020 Census. 

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  Left-leaning advocacy group Kentuckians For the Commonwealth held a protest Wednesday in Paducah against Governor Matt Bevin’s plan to overhaul the state tax code. Bevin was in Paducah to sign the ‘Leeper Act’ - lifting the state’s nuclear moratorium. He has said he plans to call a special session in the coming months to overhaul the tax code in an effort to address the ailing pension system. KFTC representative Amanda Groves said the governor’s proposed tax reform plan isn’t about reform at all.

 

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The non-profit group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth has released a new set of recommendations for the state’s energy future. KFTC created the Empower Kentucky plan after more than two years of meetings with more than a thousand people around the state.

Advocates Collect 10,000 Signatures In Support of Miners

Dec 6, 2016
KENTUCKIANS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH

Some 10,000 signatures were delivered to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s London office Monday asking the majority leader to support the Miner’s Protection and Reclaim acts.

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A non-profit group crowd-sourcing ideas for reduced carbon dioxide emissions will hold a public forum in Paducah tonight.

Coal Association Applauds Federal Ruling

Aug 1, 2012
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Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett is applauding a federal court ruling that found the EPA overstepped its authority in establishing water quality criteria for consideration of mining permits. He calls the decision Tuesday by U. S. District Judge Reggie Walton “a victory for all of Kentucky and West Virginia.”

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled environmental groups can intervene in a court case involving a coal company and water pollution. Thursday’s ruling upholds a lower court decision that the groups can participate in a lawsuit filed by the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet against Frasure Creek Mining. The state filed a lawsuit against the mining company for violations of the Clean Water Act in eastern Kentucky. A settlement was reached, but the environmental groups say it is inadequate.

Afternoon Round-Up 2/9/12

Feb 9, 2012
http://www.kftc.org/calendar/event/i-love-mountains-day-2012 / Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

Kentucky Politics:

Kentucky's Senate approved a bill today that allows individual school districts to decide whether to raise the dropout age and requires participating schools to have alternative education programs.