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Day of action focuses on CT undocumented's healthcare needs; 7 jurors seated in first Trump criminal trial; ND looks to ease 'upskill' obstacles for former college students; Black Maternal Health Week ends, health disparities persist.

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Seven jury members were seated in Trump's hush money case. House Speaker Johnson could lose his job over Ukraine aid. And the SCOTUS heard oral arguments in a case that could undo charges for January 6th rioters.

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Fears grow that low-income folks living in USDA housing could be forced out, North Carolina's small and Black-owned farms are helped by new wind and solar revenues, and small towns are eligible for grants to boost civic participation..

Asparagus Farmer Running for Senate Gets Yang Endorsement

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020   

DANVILLE, Ky. -- A Lincoln County asparagus farmer and retired U.S. Marine who supports a universal basic income is running against long-time incumbent Mitch McConnell for U.S. Senate.

Lt. Col. Mike Broihier has received the political endorsement of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who has said Broihier's candidacy is a continuation of the movement Yang began.

Broihier said many of his neighbors are forced to work other jobs in order to keep their small-scale farm operations running.

"My neighbor was putting up fence in the headlights of his pickup truck, because he has to work off his farm. The guy loves farming; he's a great farmer - but because he needs health care, he works off the farm," Broihier said. "And universal basic income would free people up to do the things that they love."

Broihier, along with state Rep. Charles Booker, D-Louisville, and Lt. Col. Amy McGrath, all are vying on the Democratic ticket to oust McConnell in the November election. Kentucky's primary election is June 23.

Broihier said the federal government frequently injects money into the economy, and even more so in times of economic crisis such as during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he believes money rarely makes it into the hands of working families.

"Instead of the government giving breaks, tax breaks, or giving money outright to industry,' he said, "to give it to people -- where it will have a much greater impact, and have a huge change on people's day-to-day lives."

Broihier advocates for a universal mon" thly payment of $1,200 for every adult and $400 for every child in Kentucky.

For more information on the upcoming primary election, and on candidates and their issues, look online at KentuckyElection.org.


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