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Fixing What's Broke, Updated 2019

This is a slightly updated version, released in July 2019, of a report KFTC first published in 2018 about a trio of legislative proposals Congress needs to pass to do right by our miners and communities: The Reclaim Act, a bill to strengthen funding for the black lung disability trust fund, and a bill to protect miners' pensions. 

Kentucky Voices for Health Annual Meeting

This meeting will bring together health advocates, health care providers, insurers and policymakers from across the commonwealth to identify opportunities for collaboration to improve access to affordable health care, strengthen Kentucky’s social safety-net, prepare for the 2020 General Assembly, and partner to ensure a complete count during the 2020 Census.

Northern Kentucky celebrates 10th Annual Pride!

This year Northern Kentucky as a community celebrated the 10th Annual Pride!

Congressional hearing on mountaintop removal impacts

U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources oversight hearing on the Ecological and Health Impacts of Mountaintop Mining in Central Appalachia. Details to come.

Black lung is surging, but bill to undo limits on doctors stalls without a hearing

A bill that would have rescinded restrictions on the types of physicians who can diagnose black lung disease will likely not get a vote in the Kentucky House of Representatives this year … The proposal’s likely failure comes amid the largest resurgence of black lung in decades, one that has left more than 20 perc

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