Five Things to Know Today
KEA calls for immediate investigation into political misuse of teacher emails
The Kentucky Education Association (KEA) is calling for a thorough and immediate investigation by the Kentucky State Board of Education into the misuse of public-school teacher’s emails by an unknown entity supporting the reelection campaign of Matt Bevin. (Forward Kentucky)
Federal court to hear arguments in Matt Bevin’s Medicaid work requirements plan
This Friday, a key hearing in Federal court could help decide whether the Bevin work requirements for Medicaid will go into effect. (Forward Kentucky)
Beshear ad shows Uber-driving teacher
After Matt Bevin said teachers driving for Uber was “opportunity,” a teacher named Laura decided to tell what it’s REALLY like. Watch the Beshear video here. (Forward Kentucky)
Bevin compares protesting teachers to misbehaving children. Democrats outraged.
The Kentucky Democratic Party criticized Gov. Matt Bevin Tuesday after he chided teachers in Boyd County for protesting him during an announcement of road funds for Boyd County.
The video shows Bevin addressing a group of protesting teachers from a podium and urging them to cross the street to “have a conversation.”
“If you really genuinely want what is best you could be on this side and join in the celebration,” Bevin says. “In all seriousness, the very behavior that you’re exemplifying, you would — any child who acted this way at recess or in your schools, you would not accept it. And the fact that, as adults, you’re modeling this for the children that are here, says a lot more about why you’re really here. If you truly care about this community you’d come on over and be a part of the community.” (Herald-Leader)
Mitch McConnell’s campaign is unapologetic about Kentuckians’ access to Elaine Chao
Promoting news that Kentucky officials had more access to Elaine Chao than other states, the campaign said: “Mitch McConnell is a Kentucky asset.” (Courier-Journal)
Volunteer for KDP Voter Protection Program
KDP launches voter protection program, needs volunteers
The Kentucky Democratic Party is launching a number of measures to “ensure that all eligible voters in Kentucky are afforded a lawful opportunity to cast a ballot.” They need everyday citizens to volunteer to help at their local voting location. (learn more)
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