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Hundreds Protest as KY Legislature Passes Anti-Union, Anti-Choice Bills

HeadlinesJan 09, 2017
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In Kentucky, hundreds of demonstrators packed into the Capitol building on Saturday to protest the Kentucky Legislature’s passage of a slew of controversial bills, including an anti-union right-to-work law and extreme anti-choice legislation that bans abortions after 20 weeks and requires a woman to have an ultrasound before having an abortion. The surprise emergency legislative session Saturday came after Republicans seized a supermajority in the House of Representatives, giving the Republicans control of the House, the Senate and the governorship for the first time in Kentucky state history. On Saturday, the Legislature also repealed a law that had guaranteed higher wages for workers on publicly financed construction projects. We’ll have more on Kentucky later in the broadcast.

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