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Short-sighted tax cuts for the rich will not grow state economies Subscribers Public

Kentucky’s lawmakers are already talking about cutting taxes, especially on the rich. This article lays out why that is a BAD idea.

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Guest Author
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Some facts about Kentucky’s budget Subscribers Public

Here is a video excerpt from the AMA session that Jason Bailey did this week with some Members of Forward Kentucky. Some of these facts may surprise you! Please view, and then share widely.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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Comparing the Beshear budget to the House budget Subscribers Public

A good comparison of parts of the Beshear budget to the House budget, provided by Sen. Denise Harper Angel.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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KY hospital numbers rated as “unsustainable” Subscribers Public

A database tracking hospital capacity across the United States rates Kentucky’s situation as “unsustainable,” meaning that the daily case count is on a trend to exceed hospital capacity within the next ten days.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
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Actual “Whites Only” sign used in a railway station

The two CRT bills: Only White history allowed Subscribers Public

Republicans are manufacturing a phony crisis with bills designed to score points in November. The bills seek to limit a public elementary or secondary teacher's freedom to teach about systemic racism

Berry Craig
Berry Craig
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Five questions answered about “dark money” Subscribers Public

But what exactly is “dark money,” and why is it considered a problem? A law professor who studies campaign finance answers those questions and explains how improved disclosure laws could shed some light on dark money.

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Guest Author
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A closer look at the Senate redistricting map Subscribers Public

Nick Storm of Kentucky Fried Politics has done a good job of digging into the newly-dropped Senate redistricting map.

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Guest Author
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‘Don’t Look Up’: Hollywood’s primer on climate denial illustrates 5 myths that fuel rejection of science Subscribers Public

“Don’t Look Up” is satire, certainly – but it’s also a commentary on humans rejecting science. Why do we do that? Here are five myths that help explain.

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Guest Author
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