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While numerous policies beneficial to all Kentuckians were passed in the 2018 session, children and families were the major winners. more

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Barbara Bush and I were both born in 1925. I was a tenant farmer’s child, and she was a rich girl from Rye, New York. We both learned to read and were passionate about everybody else’s learning to read, and evidently her parents taught her good manners, as did mine. more

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Over the years, legislatures across the country have rushed to pass gang violence prevention laws to appear tough on crime. Recently, the Kentucky legislature joined the cause, and on the last day of the session passed House Bill 169, the Gang Violence Prevention Act. The proponents claim the Act will somehow miraculously prevent both gangs and the increase in violent crime associated with gangs in Kentucky. more

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There is little disagreement in Louisville now that gangs are a problem. more

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Today is Tax Day, the deadline for most Americans to file their tax returns. For many middle-class families and businesses, this date is circled on the calendar with regret and trepidation. But this year, this depressing day has a silver lining — simply put, it’s out with the old, and in with the new. more

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - The 2018 General Assembly is now history and while there are some obvious winners and losers, there are two other categories to consider: “both” or “too soon to tell.” more

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Medicaid fraud weighs heavy on budgets—both state and federal—and robs important resources from the truly needy. Every dollar lost to waste, fraud, or abuse is a dollar that cannot go to fund services for those with genuine and urgent needs. more

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Kentucky faces a growth crisis, in large part due to a tax code that has long needed an overhaul. more

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Let’s not fool ourselves. The real story behind the debate over public education in Kentucky has little to do with pension reform. more

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For many months, we have been working to resolve the toughest financial crisis Kentucky has ever faced, a crisis that began many years ago and that previous governors and legislators either negligently handled or ignored. It is now snowballing out of control. Nothing about this process has been easy. That does not, however, take away from the present reality that we are facing, or from the difficult decisions that must still be made. more
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