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Attorneys general win federal lawsuit on healthcare benefits

Attorney General Andy Beshear and 11 other attorneys general announced they won a federal lawsuit that will protect essential health care benefits for Kentuckians on individual and small group health insurance plans.

Los Angeles teachers are ready for first strike in 30 years

Teachers in Los Angeles, whose 640,000 students make it the nation’s second-largest school district, are ready to strike Thursday over a contract dispute that follows teacher walkouts in other states that emboldened organized labor after a critical defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Kentuckians recover $4.4 million in lost insurance benefits since 2016

If you cant locate a life insurance policy of a deceased relative, the Kentucky Department of Insurance has the investigative tool that can help you find both lost policies and annuity contracts.

10,000 lose access in Kentucky to food assistance program

As the economy has improved, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has slowly let most of those exemptions expire.
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WATCH: Long-time Amazon workers losing benefits after minimum wage hike

Amazon's announcement that it would raise its hourly minimum wage to $15 has been seen as a win for workers. But some longtime employees say they are losing out.

Senate OKs boosting benefits for families of slain officers

The Kentucky Senate has voted to increase death benefits for the surviving spouses and children of police officers killed in the line of duty.
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Hundreds of teachers rally at the capitol against pension reform

Teachers from across the state spent Wednesday's snow day at the state capitol, rallying against the republican-backed pension reform bill.

After officer’s death, Kentucky seeks to increase benefits

Two days after an eastern Kentucky police officer was killed on the job, some state lawmakers have voted to greatly increase benefits for his widow.
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Kentucky educators announce pension reform plan

Leaders from several Kentucky education groups have announced a pension reform plan that they say is a sustainable approach.

Pension bill omits some police death benefits

A proposal to overhaul Kentucky's troubled public pension system would inadvertently eliminate line-of-duty death benefits for some police officers in roughly half of the state's law enforcement agencies, sending Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration rushing to fix the 505-page bill before calling a special session of the state legislature to vote on it.
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Increase in Kentuckians on disability shows need for system reform

The state says it is now pushing for change in the way disability benefits are granted.
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Medicaid changes would save money; others to lose benefits

Kentucky officials have altered their proposal to change the state's Medicaid program that would save state taxpayers an additional $27 million over the next five years while causing an extra 9,000 people to lose coverage.
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UPDATE: Bill revamping black lung system passes

Kentucky lawmakers have completed quick work on a bill sought by the Senate's top leader to reduce the coal industry's costs to cover claims by workers suffering from black lung disease.
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Clark Co. Public Schools to Hold Career Fair

A career fair will be held in the Central office Auditorium of Clark County Public Schools, located at 1600 West Lexington Avenue in Winchester, on Thursday, January 26 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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6 State Lawmakers Owed More than $100k in Pension Benefits

Kentucky taxpayers owe six state lawmakers well over $100,000 year in retirement benefits.
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CAC’s Begins 2017 LIHEAP Program

The Community Action Council's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Crisis Program (LIHEAP) begins Monday, January 9, 2017.
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Coal Miners Worry Obamacare Repeal Could Mean Loss of Benefits

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WTVQ/CNN) - Coal miners in Eastern Kentucky are concerned that President-Elect Donald Trump's plan to repeal Obamacare may mean they'll lose black...
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Democrats: McConnell Fix for Miners’ Health Care Inadequate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has found a way to protect health care benefits for thousands of retired coal miners whose benefits are set to expire at the end of the year.
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Report: Bill To Protect Miners’ Benefits Would Save Money

A new report says a bill to protect health care and pension benefits for about 120,000 retired coal miners would save money over the next decade.
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With benefits at risk, coal miner union rallies in Lexington

Thousands of retired coal miners at a rally in Lexington called on Congress to protect their benefits as the industry struggles and operators seek bankruptcy protection from debts.

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