Right to Work

Kentucky Governor Seeks Dismissal Of Right-To-Work Lawsuit

Jun 23, 2017
Josh James / WUKY

Gov. Matt Bevin has filed a motion asking a judge to dismiss a legal challenge to Kentucky's new law banning mandatory union fees in workplaces.

Josh James / WUKY

A lawsuit aimed at House Bill 1, known as Kentucky’s “right-to-work” law, argues the legislation is discriminatory and unconstitutional. But lawmakers who crafted the bill appear confident it will survive the court challenge.

Josh James / WUKY

Toyota’s Georgetown plant is gearing up for a $1.3 billion dollar infusion as the facility undergoes upgrades. The announcement comes after the state agreed to sweeten the company’s tax incentive package.

Governor Could Sign First Batch Of 2017 Bills Saturday

Jan 6, 2017
LRC Public Information

Kentucky Republicans have stayed on a fast-break pace of advancing many of their priorities.

Josh James / WUKY

While the snow fell in Kentucky Thursday, there was a flurry of debate inside the state House and Senate as Republicans leveraged their supermajorities to pass their first bills – among them a 20-week abortion ban, "right-to-work" legislation, and new medical review panels.

Josh James / WUKY

Republicans flexed their new legislative muscle Wednesday, sending long-sought-after bills blocked in past sessions by Democratic House majorities out of committee and onto the larger chambers.

Two weeks ago, Boone County became the latest – and largest – Kentucky county to adopt a policy Republicans in the General Assembly hope will one day be the norm across the entire state. And the county’s leaders believe it will stand up in court.

Josh James / WUKY

Right-to-work legislation approved in the Senate in the opening days of the 2015 session has died in a House committee.

Josh James / WUKY

The Kentucky Senate’s fast-tracked heroin and Right-to-Work bills passed the chamber Thursday, making them the first pieces of legislation to move off the floor in the 2015 session.

Right to Work legislation championed by state House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover failed to win approval from a House committee Thursday.