Trump Kim Video

The Trump-Kim Video: An alternate explanation

Most say that Kim gained the most at the summit. But maybe the Trump-Kim video gives us a hint at what Trump walked away with – and it's not what you think.
Trump Net Approval Drop

Trump approval falls more in KY than any other Southern state

Morning Consult has released their latest monthly poll on President Trump's net popularity, and the Kentucky numbers are a little surprising.
Hostile Takeover sign

So how did that state takeover work out for Detroit?

Sometimes, by being a Johnny-Come-Lately, you can learn from what came before. So, what can we learn from the state takeover of Detroit public schools?
Router/switch with cables

“Worst Connected Cities” – Where Louisville and Lexington rank

When it comes to homes actually CONNECTED to broadband, in the list of "Worst Connected Cities" in the U.S., where do our state's two largest cities fall?
Race to the Bottom

Teachers and other workers – Fight the race to the bottom!

This austerity for government employees, and most other working Americans, is caused by economic policies purposely contrived to suppress both wages and worker’s rights, and to direct as much money as possible into the hands of the wealthy. It’s a “race to the bottom,” and here is how Republican lawmakers work it.

Voting with disabilities? It’s tough in the Bluegrass

Being able to vote is fundamental to democracy, yet many still face serious barriers to casting a ballot. One such group is people with disabilities, who vote at a significantly lower rate. A report from Rutgers University has shown just how big a problem voting with disabilities actually is – especially for Kentucky.

The real-life impact of Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver

Kentucky's Medicaid waiver is set to go into effect in just a few months. It will have a huge impact on hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians. As healthcare advocates point out, the Kentucky Medicaid waiver will impose more rules, more paperwork, more costs, and more ways for Medicaid recipients to lose their coverage.

Can’t tell the KYGA18 bills without a program

It's the closing days of KYGA18, and even though everyone is focused on the budget and revenue bills, there are many other bills that could appear at the last minute, and even be passed and signed into law.

Three bad bills still out there

With all the attention on the budget, revenue, and pension bills, it's important to note that there are many other bad KYGA18 bills that could suddenly be passed on Friday or Saturday. Here are three of the most concerning: the gang bill, the net metering bill, and the tuition tax credits bill.

ForwardKY joins groups across political spectrum in condemning HB302

In response to HB302 making exempting private devices and accounts from open records requests, thus eviscerating Kentucky's open records laws, Forward Kentucky joined groups across the political spectrum in issuing this statement condemning the bill as written.
Secret Hidden

The truth about HB 302: a very real and imminent threat to the public’s...

If HB 302 is enacted into law, it will – without question – represent the single most devastating blow to transparency in government in my 27 years of involvement with the Kentucky Open Records and Meetings Law.

Comparison of the House and Senate budget bills

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the House and Senate budget bills. The House will probably reject the Senate version of their bill, so then the two houses will have to go to conference to hammer out a compromise on the differences. Watch for updates as we follow this important bill.