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Vision Smoketown Survey Report

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
Jefferson County

Vision Smoketown began as a volunteer based community-canvassing project conceived after Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) relocated our Jefferson County office to the Smoketown neighborhood in July 2013. During this time, members of the Jefferson County Chapter’s Economic Justice team were focusing their attention on local affordable housing issues. After moving to Smoketown, the team wanted to understand the desires and needs of Smoketown residents within the changing dynamics of Louisville. From May through August 2014, KFTC members and volunteers went door to door in the Smoketown neighborhood collecting responses to a 51-question survey developed in partnership with Center For Neighborhoods. KFTC collected a total of 140 survey responses and continued building relationships with community members during three Smoketown community cookouts held in the backyard of KFTC offices during the summer of 2014 and our Smoketown GetDown for Democracy a block party held on September 19, 2014. This canvassing project has evolved into working with residents in defining problems and issues in order to develop strategies that bring positive changes in the neighborhood and to its residents’ everyday lives. KFTC believes that providing a means to convey a community’s voice can lead to a more collaborative community vision and will help develop future neighborhood leaders. 

KCEP 2014 budget analysis

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

Governor Beshear's Executive Budget proposal provides a small amount of additional funding to K-12 education but not enough to fully restore the impact of six years of cuts and frozen funding levels.

Local Option Sales Tax webinar

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

This presentation discusses the problems with creating municipal sales taxes on top of our existing state sales tax and other ways to address the financial needs of our cities.

Jason Bailey, director of Kentucky Center for Economic Policy presented information on the tax and Linda Stettenbenz, member of the Economic Justice committee, presented information about KFTC's tax work.

Local Economies to Save the Land and People

Wendell Berry

Noted Kentucky farmer and author Wendell Berry spoke at the 2013 Annual Membership Meeting of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. This is the text of his speech.

Schemes from the Boardroom: The War by Arch and Peabody on the Aging, Ill, and Disabled

Religious Leaders for Coalfield Justice and Interfaith Worker Justice

This report delivers the findings of a hearing in April 2013 hearing with members of the United Mine Workers of America miners, their families and dependents who are threatened with loss of their health care benefits. Present were retirees and family members, clergy, community and health care officials, union leaders, and labor experts to address how St.

Senate cuts state spending on education, programs, projects

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

It's good to remember the past...Save the file, then open it, instead of opening from the link above.

GA 2013 Tax Reform Talking Points

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

A template/collection of talking points that could be useful in communicating about tax reform and the impacts of the budget cuts. Includes a list of budget cut impacts.

KCEP's EITC brief

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Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy's brief about the Earned Income Tax Credit. September 2012.

Kentucky Deserves Better slideshow

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

This presentation was created to kick off our Kentucky Deserves Better campaign.  It outlines the many ways in which eastern Kentucky's congressional representative Hal Rogers has failed his constituents in his 30-plus year tenure.  The presentation also outlines the opportunities we now have to improve the 5th District.

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