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Kentucky teachers to renew rallying Friday as lawmakers meet

Teachers' rallies in Kentucky could reach a new crescendo Friday  (Source: Pixabay) Teachers' rallies in Kentucky could reach a new crescendo Friday (Source: Pixabay)

By BRUCE SCHREINER
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Teachers' rallies in Kentucky could reach a new crescendo Friday when the Republican-led legislature reconvenes to take up budget and revenue bills vetoed by the governor.

Public schools in more than 30 districts will be closed Friday because so many teachers and other school workers want to join the latest rally at Kentucky's Capitol in Frankfort. Thousands of Kentucky educators filled the Capitol earlier this month to demand generous school funding and protest pension changes. Their chants of vowing to "remember in November" have resonated through the Capitol during this year's legislative session.

The rallies came as lawmakers grapple with passing a new budget, finding revenues to support education and trying to fix one of the nation's worst-funded pension systems.

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