$100 bills (by Free for Commercial Use [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

Dear legislators – please fix our tax incentive problems

Kentucky gives away more in tax incentives TO businesses than it takes in FROM businesses. Neal Turpin takes a look at what we SHOULD be doing.

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...

Kentucky Has 23 Hate Groups

Hate groups are not just "somewhere else" but also among us here in Kentucky. Here is the list of 23 hate groups as named by the SPLC in their "hate map."

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?

The myths and facts about education tax credits

The ACLU lays out the myths and facts about education tax credits, also known as scholarship tax credits. This is important information to have, as Kentucky considers adding such credits to its tax code.
Mass Shooting Stats in US

Despair and hope in the era of mass shootings

I have a 14-month-old son, and of course, I worry a lot. I worry about him falling; I worry about him outsmarting our cabinet locks. And from the day he was born, I haven’t gone into a single building without worrying about how to get him to safety if someone were to open fire while we were inside.
Polling location sign (photo by Steve Bott [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Grimes settles voter rolls lawsuit; what it means for KY

KY settled a voter rolls lawsuit w/ Judicial Watch, & though we're not Ohio, there are some ramifications for voters in our state. Read this to learn more!

Is Louisville Progressive — Or Just Nice?

[Louisville] Time for a thought experiment. What images, thoughts, or emotions do these words bring forth?
"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.
Sign at the WVa teacher/worker rally on March 3.

West Virginia teachers win raise – but nation’s rural teachers are still underpaid

The longest teacher strike in West Virginia history ended with a deal to grant the teachers 5% more in pay—but issues of pay disparities for rural teachers still persist. If not resolved, teachers in other states could follow the example of West Virginia, where over half of all schools are considered rural.

Stop Asking About Salary Histories

Passing "ban the box" was a good step. Now it's time to stop asking about past salaries, and just pay people the salary they deserve.

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