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Statement: Expiration of unemployment benefits will increase hardship, will not improve state’s jobs picture

Statement: Expiration of unemployment benefits will increase hardship, will not improve state’s jobs picture
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September 4 will be the last day for three jobless benefit programs, leaving nearly 40,000 Kentuckians without income from unemployment insurance as the Delta variant of COVID-19 is surging through the commonwealth.

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Guest Author
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Record surplus creates opportunity to reinvest in Kentucky

Record surplus creates opportunity to reinvest in Kentucky
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For once, we are looking at large surpluses in our state budget. Our lawmakers need to use those surpluses to invest in our state and our people.

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Guest Author
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Voting with disabilities:  Major improvements in Kentucky

Voting with disabilities: Major improvements in Kentucky
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In 2016, Kentucky was dead last in disability voting rates. In 2020, we had the largest increase in disability voting rates in the country. Dr. Neal Turpin explains why.

Neal Turpin
Neal Turpin
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Voting with disabilities? It’s tough in the Bluegrass

Voting with disabilities? It’s tough in the Bluegrass
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The ability to freely cast a ballot is fundamental to democracy. While most adults in the US have the right to vote (those convicted of felonies being a major exclusion), many in this country still face serious practical barriers to casting a ballot. One group facing such obstacles are people

Neal Turpin
Neal Turpin
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