Booster Seat Law Improvements Get Past First Baby Step
Despite Republican Opposition
Legislation to protect children in vehicles with better booster seats barely passed the Transportation Committee in Frankfort today with a vote along party lines. Engineers, scientists, and physicians, said booster seat rules need to conform to best practices to prevent serious injuries due to improper positioning. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading causes of death in kids ages 3 to 14 years. Almost all the Republicans opposed any changes and voted against improving the current Booster Seat Law. One conservative Republican said she opposed it because it was too much regulation. We suppose they didn’t like hearing about the scientific facts concerning proper belt positioning with their distrust of science. Conservatives could be heard complaining about too much government and the nanny state. This new Booster Seat Law has been killed several times by the Republican controlled Senate. However, Kentucky Democrats said they will never stop trying to reduce child injuries and fatalities in this regard.
The Courier-Journal reported, on February 8th, that Bill Clinton will campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes in Ky.
"The big dog is coming to Kentucky to help Alison Lundergan Grimes.Former President Bill Clinton — known as the “Big Dog” — will come to Louisville this month for a campaign event for Grimes, who is running for the U.S. Senate and trying to topple Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell..." read more
Event details for upcoming Clinton / Grimes event are here.
Democratic Women's Club members please click here to learn about special Honor Roll of Counties program opportunities for this event.
WFPL (Louisville) - In a message to supporters, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced he is running for re-election in 2014. The mayor had avoided the question when asked about seeking a second term in recent weeks, and the timing of the announcement had changed from January to mid-summer. At the time, there were rumors Fischer was considering a bid for Kentucky's U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Mitch McConnell, but the mayor later said he was leaning towards running for re-election. Fischer says his administration has made some significant accomplishments in the first three years and there's more work to be done.
"I’ve been honored to serve my hometown for the last two years. My team, with the assistance of all 750,000 citizens, has set Louisville on a new course—creating a more innovative, entrepreneurial and compassionate city," Fischer says. "We have accomplished much, but we have more to do."
From - WHAS11: Louisville - Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced a new program that will train minorities in construction jobs.
He said the program, Bridges to Opportunities, will provide training and business education for female and minority business owners.
The announcement came after a more concrete time line for the Ohio River Bridges Project was determined.
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