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As debate over Kentucky’s pension systems unfolds, three popular arguments about teacher pensions keep sprouting up in opposition to change. Like any good myth, there’s a kernel of truth to each one, but the full story is more nuanced. more

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For the past 20 years, my bedtime routine has included slipping on a mask. Holy superheroes, I am Batman. more

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“Keeping the Promise,” our plan to save Kentucky’s pension systems, keeps the promise made to Kentucky’s current employees while also meeting the legal and moral obligations we owe to those who have already retired. Promises made are promises kept. more

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Under President Obama, the EPA didn’t want to come anywhere near Kentucky coal country. Now, the people of Kentucky finally have a friend at the head of the EPA. more

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The voices of the people of Kentucky grow mute the longer that career politicians are in Frankfort. The people of the 79th Kentucky House district had no say in the 2017 session when it came to important issues such as prevailing wage, Bible literacy in schools, restrictions on child pornography, workers’ compensation, and many others. Does the voice of the people matter anymore to career politicians? It should. more

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This is being written in the last few hours of me being fiftysomething. more

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The Louisville media is waging an unimportant fight with the economic development agency of the commonwealth. Surprisingly, this debate is focused on the identity of Braidy Industries shareholders and their potential connection to the governor, or various state agencies. This is a pointless exercise – a waste of resources on political fluff. This would never be tolerated in the world of private enterprise. more

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They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. more

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As the early morning sunlight backlit their frail bodies, small hands stretched outward through the metal airport gates in South Asia. more

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Kentuckians are wary of the whole pensions conversation, and as they say, lack of understanding breeds fear (it's a real challenge for us to think when we're afraid). As a financial advisor and former high school social studies educator (I also have family members who rely on Kentucky pension payments to pay their bills), I can sympathize with all sides on this issue. more
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