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Kentuckians call on Sen. Mitch McConnell to help coalfield communities

RECLAIM Act would provide a boost to economic development projects

March 14, 2018

Kentuckians held an action outside the Lexington office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell today asking him to waste no more time in passing legislation to direct more than $100 million to economic and community development projects in communities hardest hit by the decline in coal mining.

Kentuckians push EPA to support clean energy jobs

Testimony given at Clean Power Plan hearing

November 28, 2017

KFTC members pointed out Kentucky's and Appalachia's economic future would be boosted by embracing a clean energy future. The health of people living in area's where coal is mined or burned, and the earth's climate also would benefit. The Empower Kentucky Plan shows the way.

Kentucky stands to lose billions from poor 2020 Census

New study show how essential are accurate data

November 21, 2017

The results of the 2020 Census are likely to help guide the allocation of more than $9 billion in federal spending for Kentucky each year. Yet  the latest congressional budget falls hundreds of millions of dollars short of adequately funding census efforts.