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This week’s VOK poll: the ‘Safer Kentucky Act’

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For our second Voice of Kentucky poll, we’re going to take a look at House Bill 5, otherwise known as the “Safer Kentucky Act.” This is a massive bill, which tens of changes all across our criminal justice system. The most notable feature of it, though, is that it dramatically increases punishments for a number of crimes, and expands the definition of “violent crime” in the state.

The sponsor of the bill claim that it will lower our crime rate and make us all safer. Others are not so sure. What do you think?

And remember: the VOK polls are for ForwardKY members only. If you want to vote in it, but you’re not a member, then now would be a good time to sign up for a free Forward Kentucky membership! Just click the button below, wait on the popup and do the sign-up thing, then log in once you get the reply email, and come back here and vote!

Now on to the poll!



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Bruce Maples

Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. (Read the rest of his bio on the Bruce Maples Bio page in the bottom nav bar.)

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