April 13, 2012 - 8:23pm
“For twelve years, Kentucky and Kentuckians have suffered at the hands of Senate President David Williams. His rank partisanship, his obstructionist attitude has caused numerous special sessions and has cost taxpayers millions of dollars in unnecessary expenses in conducting business that ought to be done in regular sessions …"
Kentucky’s normally mild-mannered governor, Steve Beshear, was visibly upset last night, as the annual 60-day session of the General Assembly came to an end without voting of several important pieces of legislation. The bicameral legislators adjourned at midnight, but they failed to...
April 13, 2012 - 4:32pm
Occupy Louisville's encampment survived the cold of winter and a tornado, but it was Louisville's annual invasion by the 1% that finally forced them inside.
The protesters at the Occupy Louisville encampment overcame cold winter nights, torrential rains and a tornado, the insults of thugs, the assaults of drunks, infighting and disorganization, property theft, the fickleness of the public's attention span and, early on, sprinklers being turned on...
April 11, 2012 - 5:05pm
"We are concerned that as we approach the end of your current term, this commitment will be further undermined by a final push to issue a set of 'midnight regulations,' with little opportunity for oversight."
As part of what they describe as their “ongoing effort to protect jobs and economic growth from job-killing regulations,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in a letter Wednesday called on President Obama to live up to his “pledge...
April 10, 2012 - 7:22pm
“Looking back, it seems like there wasn’t anything Democrats, including the President, weren’t willing to promise in order to get this bill across the finish line. As then-Speaker Pelosi famously said, ‘We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.’”
The Affordable Healthcare Act—popularly known as “Obamacare”—has just celebrated its second anniversary, and Louisville’s congressional delegation appears to have wildly divergent opinions about the new law. Actually, just about every politician, pundit, and...
April 9, 2012 - 2:16pm
"Things should never have reached this point."
So starts the public letter from a massive coalition of powerful economic and social justice organizations that is setting out to prepare 100,000 people to take part in non-violent direct action this Spring.
What: 99% Spring Direct Action TrainingWhen: Sunday, April 15th, 10:00 - 5:00 PMWhere: 3813 Taylor Blvd., Louisville, KY 40215