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Climate change pushes LG&E's parent company to slash coal-burning in Kentucky

February 7, 2018

The parent of Kentucky's two large utilities – LG&E and KU – has ordered a major reduction in emissions blamed for global warming by eliminating "the bulk" of its coal-burning in the coming years. 

Will GOP let utilities crush solar (and 1,200 jobs) in Kentucky? This could get ugly.

February 5, 2018

You would think after the sexual harassment scandal involving former Speaker Jeff Hoover and three other colleagues, House Republicans would not want to bring more embarrassment upon themselves. But you would be wrong.

Solar bill committee gets three new members, raising charges of 'vote packing'

February 2, 2018

A committee in Frankfort that has so far failed to take any votes on a controversial bill to curb solar power in Kentucky will be getting three new members — two Republicans and a coal-country Democrat.

Questions of vote packing immediately surfaced.

Solar power in Kentucky is threatened. This is who's behind the push to crush it

February 2, 2018

A national "consumer" group is working with Frankfort lawmakers, making phone calls to their constituents and urging Kentuckians to support a bill that would roll back incentives for solar power.

But who are they?

Special session won't be called to address Kentucky pension system

December 18, 2017

Despite his efforts it appears Governor Matt Bevin will not call a special session.

RECLAIM Act will promote jobs, land

December 8, 2017

The RECLAIM Act of 2017 (House Resolution 1731) actually offers a cause for optimism as it combines concern for the natural environment and opportunities for employment. But there is not much time left for its passage.

The bill is sponsored by Rep. Hal Rogers and enjoys bipartisan support. It has made it through the House Natural Resources Committee …

Trump’s people are messing with Medicaid. Here’s why they shouldn’t

November 20, 2017

It is deeply troubling that Medicaid rules have been rewritten to usher in a new era of Medicaid waivers with requirements and penalties that no previous administration has ever approved. In fact, they have been the basis for rejecting waivers in the past.

Mishmash of tax breaks unfair, shrinks Ky. budget

November 17, 2017

Is it fair that most people and businesses pay their full share of taxes to support our state while some don’t?

No, of course not. And the large and growing tax breaks — they don’t sunset so with each new one the drain on the treasury grows — are bankrupting the state.

Trickle-Down Dries Up

October 26, 2017

This study compares the economic performance of the nine states without broad-based personal income taxes to their mirror opposites—the nine states levying the highest top marginal personal income tax rates throughout the last decade.

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