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June 10, 2011

Conway Fails to Defend Kentucky Again

As the EPA launched its war on coal, Jack Conway has sat on the sidelines, refusing to stick up for Kentucky's interests.

When states joined in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, Conway refused to join.

Now, as the NLRB begins to attack unionized manufacturers who open new plants where fewer unions are present (like Kentucky), Conway is sitting out the fight again.

We mentioned Leland Conway's column on the NLRB's horrible activity yesterday.

A couple of weeks ago, President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board made a ruling that sent shockwaves through the American business community. The board said a private sector company couldn't build a new plant in another state simply because it was a "right to work" state.

Now, several states' Attorneys General have gotten together to fight the NLRB's job killing activity.

Attorneys general from more than a dozen states on Thursday weighed in on a lawsuit filed by the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that its complaint against Boeing Co. for building a South Carolina assembly plant after a strike by Washington state workers hurts states' abilities to keep manufacturing jobs.

Alan Wilson and Greg Abbott, the attorneys general in South Carolina and Texas respectively, asserted in a brief that "the NLRB's proposed action will harm the interests of the very unionized workers whom the general counsel's Complaint seeks to protect."

"State policymakers should be free to choose to enact right-to-work laws -- or to choose not to enact them -- without worrying about retaliation from the NLRB," the two officials wrote. "It is logical that some employers will simply avoid creating new jobs or facilities in non-right-to-work States in the first place."

Good and right.

Here's the list of states participating:

Wilson [South Carolina] and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott authored the brief, which was signed by attorneys general in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming. The brief points out that the attorneys represent both right-to-work and unionized states.

Where's Jack Conway? Bought and paid for by unions in Kentucky:

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"Thayer, 44, responds by calling Hostetler "a little desperate." Thayer touts his conservative support from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the National Rifle Association, the pro-business Kentucky Club for Growth (which ranks him best among 38 state senators) and the anti-abortion Kentucky Right to Life."


Last weekend, the Kentucky Club for Growth's strong anti-tax stance was recognized in the Courier Journal.

But other political experts say they aren't convinced outside groups will want to get involved, especially with public polling showing Beshear with a double-digit lead and Williams' record of occasionally supporting tax increases failing to excite conservative groups such Club for Growth or the tea party-related FreedomWorks.

"They're adamant about the 'no tax' thing," said Jennifer Duffy, a senior editor with the non-partisan Cook Political Report.

We are adamant about the 'no tax' thing, and we will continue to be the taxpayer's advocate in Frankfort.


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