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Kentucky groups stand against attack on immigrant families

A radical and punishing "public charge" rule change would harm immigrant families across Kentucky and the country, and is an affront to our commonwealth.
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Progressive policies win big in the midterms

Progressive policies were winners in the midterms, even in supposedly conservative states. Our own General Assembly should look at these winning policies.
"The greater the service, the heavier the tax" (illustration by Udo Keppler, 1872-1956, artist [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Kentucky’s tax system sucks

A new report from ITEP confirms what we've long known: Kentucky's tax system sucks. And it's worse now than it was a few years ago.
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About six-in-ten Americans support marijuana legalization

62% of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legalized, reflecting a steady increase since 2008, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Forward Kentucky joins 29 orgs urging protection of SNAP food assistance in Farm Bill

There's a possibility that Repubs are going to cut SNAP food assistance in the Farm Bill. We join many KY orgs in urging our leges to protect, not cut.

Five strategies for a new economic agenda for Kentucky

Jason Bailey of KCEP lays out five economic imperatives for Kentucky, if we are going to have the economy we want in the years and decades ahead.

Three big reasons Bevin’s Medicaid work requirements are a bad idea

If you want a summary of why Medicaid work requirements are a bad idea, look no further than this document filed in federal court.

KY electeds living large off of Leadership PACs

Some KY electeds are using their "leadership PACS" to fund an expanded lifestyle, instead of using the money for campaigns as originally intended.

Why you should care about undocumented immigrants

Millions of undocumented immigrants live in the U.S. – and most of them work, playing vital roles in the economy. Here's why you should know and care.

See how many lost Medicaid dental/vision benefits in YOUR county

Think the cuts to Medicaid dental and vision benefits hurt people "out there somewhere"? Look at this map and think again – they're right...

The Ohio voter purge — will Kentucky be next?

The courts have upheld Ohio's voter purge system, resulting in the loss of voting rights for many. Will Kentucky be next, and what can we do about it?

NY shocker has lessons for KY Dems

Last night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat Joe Crowley for the Democratic nomination to Congress from NY-14. Here's why you should pay attention to this.

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