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.

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?

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.

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.
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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.

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.

Repub Tax Bill Hurts Public Schools, Boosts Private

A little-discussed amendment in the Republican tax bill would boost private schools, while another one would significantly hurt public education.

Why We Need To Raise the Cigarette Tax

What if you could improve health, reduce addictions, and raise money, all at the same time? Sound good? Then we agree: it's time to raise the cigarette tax.

Are Our Elections Secure? Analysis and Recommendations

We conclude our series on election security with our analysis of the question we started with: Are our elections secure? The answer: Yes, but ...

Top Ten Reasons to REJECT the Bevin Pension Plan

People asked for a list of problems with the pension bill that they could share. So, here is my current Top Ten reasons to reject the Bevin pension bill.

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