I’m back, fam.
The point of all this was to give a simple rundown of news from the day. But y’all got way more national news than you need. I’ll try to add that as needed but we have enough local and state stuff to go around right now.
for real tho, we all knew it was gonna happen. give money to orgs and get your political organizing pants on, nasties.
— geoff, вероятно (@probablyGeoff) February 9, 2017
While the pace of legislation slows, the Republican Party’s domination of both chambers will ensure their ability to pass a long wish list of policy proposals that have remained stymied for a decade or more. Case in point: The only drama remaining concerning legislation to finally allow charter schools in Kentucky is not whether this will pass, but what specific form it will take.
Hopefully the criminal justice reform will be a silver lining in this. One of the few times when fiscal responsibility and the right thing sort of line up. Turns out locking people up too long and too often is bad and expensive.
The resolution says that Jefferson County Public Schools will resist requests from federal immigration officials to share data or resources — unless compelled by a valid court order — that could help identify students or families who are potentially undocumented.
They did more than Bellarmine University could. It’ s good to send a message of solidarity, and it means a great deal. But, there’s also a need to have the conversation of the real danger of witheld funding. Losing dollars for certain programs could be devestating to the people we’re claiming to be protecting.
House Bill 202 would also give Kentucky’s governor the power to appoint the mayor in case of his or her death, resignation or removal from office. Under the current state law that merged city and county governments, the 26-member Metro Council has 30 days to elect a new mayor by a majority vote.
Some disgruntled former city council folks gettin’ nasty.
Floyd County Judge-Executive Ben Hale said the group has a Constitutional right to meet, but the vast majority of county residents would not condone its views.
“That’s just not the way our county thinks,” Hale said Wednesday. “I feel like we’ve got honest, God-fearing people.”
Probably won’t be any people of status. And that’s all he cares about. But it will be attended.
Get it, KY.