Kentucky governor says remarks about teacher protest, sexual assault were misunderstood

Kentucky governor says remarks about teacher protest, sexual assault were misunderstood”

The appointments come after a tumultuous General Assembly which drew thousands of teachers to Frankfort protesting changes in their pension system and lobbying for more funding for public schools and a session during which the Republican-controlled legislature declined to provide funding for charter schools which they authorized previous year.

Bevin said on Friday that single-parent households in the state had been forced to leave children at home and in peril of not just sexual assault, but of ingesting poison or being offered drugs for the first time. "I'm offended that people so cavalierly, and so flippantly, disregarded what's truly best for children", Bevin said.

Bevin's comments on Friday had led House lawmakers from both parties to pass resolutions condemning the remarks.

Thousands of teachers left their schools last week to push for the state House of Representatives to overturn Bevin's vetoes on a $480 million tax increase and two-year spending plan.

Bevin had been in a battle of words with the Kentucky Education Association during the session, criticizing the teachers' union and its members of having "a thug mentality", of being "selfish and greedy" and of demonstrating in Frankfort in order to "hang out" and miss work.

In West Virginia, teachers and support staff won a 5% pay hike after a nine-day protest in March.

"I apologize for those who have been hurt by the things that were said", Bevin said on his YouTube and Twitter page Sunday.

The governor's outburst came of the heels of the majority Republican lawmakers overriding his vetoes of the budget and revenue bills. But clearly a tremendous number of people did not fully appreciate what it was that I was communicating or what it was that I was trying to say, and I hurt a lot of people.

"For those of you who understand what I was saying, thank you", Bevin said in the social media.

The teachers say it is important that they address the issues facing them, but inside and outside the classroom.

"I'm embarrassed by (Bevin's comments)". I don't know how we can misunderstand his intent. "There is no rational comment I could make to that", Winkler said, the Courier-Journal reported. "Sometimes when I am doing that I do it effectively, sometimes not so much and I think this case is such an example of the latter". The pension bill passed by the Kentucky legislature moves new hires onto a hybrid pension plan and would not protect them from future changes to the system.

Cooper voted for Bevin in 2015 and vowed Saturday not to do it again.

Like this


18 April 2018
Man thought to be Canada's worst serial killer faces 8th murder charge
Last week, McArthur was charged in the death of 42-year-old Abdulbasir Faizi, who disappeared from the gay village in 2010. Idsinga said investigators are looking into 15 other cold cases dating back to the 1975, but have not found a connection.

17 April 2018
Department of Commerce bans ZTE from exporting tech from US
ZTE may have lied about all of that too, which is what pissed off the U.S. government. " ZTE made false statements to the U.S. A denial of export privileges prohibits a person from participating in any way in any transaction subject to the EAR.

17 April 2018
Fox News host Sean Hannity revealed as Trump lawyer's client
Daniels told reporters after the court session that she showed up to make sure that the seized records are not destroyed. Noah criticized Hannity for not disclosing that he was Cohen's client, despite reporting on him many times on his show.

16 April 2018
Russia Warns of New Wave of Migrants in Case of Syrian 'Miscalculation'
Syria's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Trump's threats to attack are "reckless" and endanger worldwide peace and security. Trump wrote on Twitter, raising the prospect that an attack might not be as imminent as he seemed to suggest the day before.

16 April 2018
Trump strikes deal with top Senate Republican to protect legalized marijuana states
President Trump "does respect Colorado's right to decide for themselves how to best approach this issue", Mr. Attorney General Jeff Sessions instead directed us attorneys to use prosecutorial discretion.

16 April 2018
Western powers at United Nations make case for military action against Syria
Britain has launched air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, but not against the country's government. Moisi stressed the "risk of escalation" of the conflict amid increasing concerns about a U.S. -Russia proxy war.

15 April 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official wedding photographer revealed
But it is understood Harry and Meghan will see the couple soon, possibly during an official overseas trip once they are married. He was born in England, but at age 8 he moved to Botswana with his mother and stepfather (who gave him his first camera).

14 April 2018
United States lawmakers frustrated with evasive Facebook CEO Zuckerberg
Peter Welch, D-Vt., who asked if Facebook would work with the government to assure privacy protections for American users. That information was sold to Cambridge Analytica , a political consulting firm that worked for the Trump campaign.

13 April 2018
Assad forces emptying airports, bases over possible USA strikes, Syrian Observatory says
At the same time, we expect that in the event of United States strikes, if any, the lives of our servicemen will not be in danger. The US's military commitment to Syria, however, remains tiny compared to the US's involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

11 April 2018
Lawsuit accuses 3 former MSU basketball players of rape
Almost a year later the woman resumed classes at MSU, but to date her attorney claims that the university has done nothing. After accepting, the plaintiff was introduced to the other players and invited to their apartment for a party.