Articles discussing a current or proposed policy, and what is good and bad about it.
Auditor should ‘follow the data,’ scrutinize ‘tacit collusion’ between contractors, cabinet Members Subscribers Public
Why doesn’t the KY Department of Transportation award so many one-bid contracts? Perhaps state auditor Harmon should find out.
SNAP benefits have twice the impact on rural communities than urban ones, new USDA study shows Members Subscribers Public
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits not only provide struggling Americans with food, but also disproportionately help rural communities' economies, according to a newly published study.
Private school tax credit program is unconstitutional Members Subscribers Public
Instead of giving handouts to select private schools, shouldn’t we be restoring funding for public schools?
Why broadband internet is as important as electricity for rural residents Members Subscribers Public
The need for rural broadband has been talked about until it’s practically a standard, and empty, campaign slogan. Even piecemeal improvements take forever. No wonder small-town America feels disconnected — it’s because it is, literally and figuratively.
‘Tax the rich’? Democrats’ plans to make the wealthy pay a little more will barely dent America’s long slide from progressive taxation Members Subscribers Public
The U.S. used to have a rigorously progressive tax system – but now, the uber-rich actually pay a lower tax rate than the poorest citizens. Read this to learn more.
Statement: Expiration of unemployment benefits will increase hardship, will not improve state’s jobs picture Members Subscribers Public
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.
Record surplus creates opportunity to reinvest in Kentucky Members Subscribers Public
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.
Voting with disabilities: Major improvements in Kentucky Members Subscribers Public
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.