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KFTC comments to EPA on Proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

In December 2015 KFTC provided comments to the US EPA about a proposed incentive program that is contained within the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Energy Incentive Program encourages states and utilities to invest early in renewable energy and in energy efficiency projects in low-income communities.

The EPA's Clean Power Plan, Jobs, and Labor

Labor Network for Sustainability

This report summarizes an analysis of the impact on US jobs of the EPA's draft clean power plan, and describes ways organized labor (and allies) can work to shape state implementation plans in ways that advance job growth, protection for displaced workers, environmental justice and climate protection objectives.

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.

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.

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.

Raising the Bar: Kentucky's Real Budget Report

Kentucky Economic Justice Alliance

A report released by KFTC and the Kentucky Economic Justice Alliance in 2005.  Raising The Bar: Kentucky's Real Budget Report is an effort to inform and provoke public dialogue about the needs for greater investment in Kentucky's public services and future.

Tuition and Taxes handout

Information on how Kentucky's broken tax system is impacting tuition at our state universities.