The nationwide opioid epidemic continued taking its lethal toll on the Commonwealth last year, driving up overdose deaths to unprecedented levels with an ever-stronger mix of fentanyl, heroin and prescription pills.
Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Labor Sec. Derrick Ramsey today filed a motion to dismiss the purely political, frivolous lawsuit brought by the AFL-CIO and Teamsters challenging Kentucky’s Right-to-Work Act. This lawsuit threatens to hurt Kentucky’s families, robbing them of high-paying job opportunities. The historic new law protects employees in the Commonwealth from being forced to pay union dues in order to keep their jobs. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Continues Fighting for Kentuckians Right-to-Work→
Unemployment rates fell in 74 Kentucky counties between May 2016 and May 2017, rose in 28 and stayed the same in 18 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Gov. Matt Bevin today made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:
Laura VanHoose Baker, Laura Marie Perry, Jackie Risden-Smith, Enola Salsman Layton, Rosemarie Young, Connie Cobb, Sara Elizabeth Jennings, Ashley Fishback, Ashley Nicole Mofield, and Kellie Ellis have been appointed to the Read-to-Achieve Council.
In 2015, the majority of Kentuckians in 106 counties voted for a governor they believed would change the trajectory of the state for the better: Matt Bevin. Voters were tired of the political status quo—unfunded pensions, deep-seated political corruption, false promises, and thousands of jobs lost to neighboring states. Continue reading Guilty Until Proven Innocent→
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that he has named Katelyn Conner to serve as his Legislative Director in his Kentucky Office in Washington, D.C. Katelyn, a Louisville, Kentucky native, will succeed Phil Maxson, who in April, the Senator promoted to be Chief of Staff in his Kentucky Office in Washington, D.C.
From the beginning of our administration, we have set the goal of making Kentucky the engineering and manufacturing hub of excellence in the world. We are off to a good start. We recently shattered our annual record for new economic development projects and we did so in only the first five months of 2017. Many factors weigh into the decisions of businesses to expand or locate their facilities in our state. However, every business leader I meet with emphasizes the quality of our workforce as one of their most critical considerations. That is why our state has made workforce development a top priority. Continue reading Developing Kentucky’s Workforce→
Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary May unemployment rate was 5 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for May 2017 was down 0.1 percentage points from the 5.1 percent reported in April 2017.
The Kentucky River Authority (KRA) encourages volunteers to help in 19 Kentucky counties that will have teams removing debris as part of the Kentucky River Sweep this Saturday. The river sweep, a cooperative effort of the KRA and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, encourages volunteers to clean the waterways of debris in six states.