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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 9  No. 10 October 2017 (c)

FrontPage News

Comer to be at Purchase town hall meetings  | James Comer, Congress, First Congressional District Kentucky, Ballard County Kentucky, Graves County Kentucky,

Rep. James Comer continues to hold town hall meetings in the nuttily gerrymandered First District.
Comer to be at Purchase town hall meetings

Rep. Comer will be in LaCenter in Ballard County on Tuesday, October 17th and in Mayfield on October 19th.

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Trump and the Dance with NAFTA and TPP

The fate of the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) is resting on the edge of a Midwestern rusty knife edge. The fate of another trade deal may be a predictor of NAFTA's fate. Within days of his election, Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Trans Pacific Partnership.

American farmers were scheduled to be biggest winner's with TPP.

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Ivan Potter

$169.9M For Support of Phalanx Close-in Ship Defense Guns

Naval Phalanx weapons system - 90% of work done in Louisville.
$169.9M For Support of Phalanx Close-in Ship Defense Guns

Military spending on naval weapons affect Kentucky's bottom line.

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Ivan Potter

State employees, teachers to take brunt of pension crisis | Kentucky, retirement, politics, education, teachers,

Funding Kentucky\'s retirement system. Longest bar indicates legislative pension funding.
State employees, teachers to take brunt of pension crisis

Pensions in Kentucky regarded as the "inviolable contract" are under siege. Supporters of Governor Bevin's position on converting retirement to a 401K plans believe that changing times require changing retirement plans. Retirees and state workers strenuously disagree.

Fueling the distress many of them are feeling is the release of a 113 page report "Pension Performance and Best Practices Analysis"...

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Mary Potter

Editorials

Will history repeat itself with a rush to fix pension crisis?  | Kentucky politics, retirement, pension reform, Governor Matt Bevin,

Rep. Dennis Keene, Kentucky House 67th District
Will history repeat itself with a rush to fix pension crisis?

...Although we have a nearly four-month regular session of the General Assembly coming up in January, the Governor is determined to spend upwards of $65,000 per day to convene the legislature on state pensions. Will history repeat itself with another round of rushed legislation that is not thoroughly vetted through the committee and legislative processes?

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Rep. Dennis Keene, Democratic House Caucus Chairman

About Us

Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing | Ivan Potter, Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal, politics, Clinton Kentucky,

Ivan and Mary Potter shopping in Hazel KY
Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing

Meet the husband and wife team responsible for West Kentucky Journal.

Editor's Note: Updated - Ivan Potter retired from the Clinton City Council as of January 1, 2017.

WKJ now has over 6000 articles and 2.5 million yearly views.

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Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal


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