Policy

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 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.

Guest Author
Guest Author
Policy

Sending public money to private schools breaks Kentucky’s commitment to students 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.

Guest Author
Guest Author
Policy

More disasters are coming. Kentucky must be prepared. 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.

Guest Author
Guest Author
Policy

There’s no urban-rural divide when it comes to tackling substance use disorder 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.

Guest Author
Guest Author
Policy

The housing crisis: public problems, social solutions 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.

Neal Turpin
Neal Turpin
Policy

Red flag laws saved 7,300 Americans from gun deaths in 2020 alone – and could have saved 11,400 more 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.

Guest Author
Guest Author
Analysis

A policy analyst debunks “slow recovery” claims being used to cut the safety net 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.

Forward Kentucky
Forward Kentucky
Analysis

Why are Republicans attacking your schools? 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.

Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples
Commentary
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