Articles discussing a current or proposed policy, and what is good and bad about it.
SNAP is vital tool for fighting hunger that should be strengthened, not attacked Members Subscribers Public
SNAP is one of the most important and successful programs we have for fighting hunger. Yet, our legislature cut it earlier this year. It’s time to strengthen SNAP, not cut it.
Sending public money to private schools breaks Kentucky’s commitment to students Members Subscribers Public
The best use of public resources to support improved outcomes for all students is to reinvest in our public schools. HB 563 instead unconstitutionally siphons more resources away from our already underfunded public schools to the detriment of all of Kentucky’s kids.
More disasters are coming. Kentucky must be prepared. Members Subscribers Public
We are going to see more natural and man-made disasters in Kentucky. Instead of sticking our heads in the sand, we need to be getting ready. Jason Bailey lays out how.
There’s no urban-rural divide when it comes to tackling substance use disorder Members Subscribers Public
The rural-urban divide reflects numerous differences across our state. But one issue that affects everyone is the overdose epidemic. Two activists share what we need to do with our settlement money.
The housing crisis: public problems, social solutions Members Subscribers Public
We have a housing crisis in this country – and most answers people propose are either inadequate or don’t work at all. Neal Turpin lays out a Big Idea for a solution.
Red flag laws saved 7,300 Americans from gun deaths in 2020 alone – and could have saved 11,400 more Members Subscribers Public
Do red flag laws make a difference? This scholar looked at the numbers, and found that red flag laws definitely make a difference.
A policy analyst debunks “slow recovery” claims being used to cut the safety net Members Subscribers Public
Some are saying KY’s recovery is slow, so we need to cut the safety net to drive people back into the workforce. Dustin Pugel explains why that is the exact wrong thing to do.
Why are Republicans attacking your schools? Members Subscribers Public
Our public schools have been under increasing attack in recent years, with the attacks mainly led by Republicans. Here are three reasons they are coming after public education.