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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.

Tax reform should be key part of Kentucky pension reform

October 20, 2017

Kentuckians are eager to support fiscal responsibility and smart investments in our state by cleaning up tax breaks. Tax reform legislation doing just that was filed by six dedicated House members in July in response to Gov. Bevin’s request for ideas to address our fiscal crisis.

Report says Kentucky’s proposed pension ‘reforms’ could make everything worse

October 16, 2017

Sweeping changes recommended for Kentucky’s public pension systems would cost taxpayers and public employees more money while making public employment far less attractive to future generations, according to a report released Monday.

Solving Kentucky pension crisis requires tax reform, more revenue and clear heads

September 20, 2017

Do legislators have a responsibility to keep pensions intact? Of course they do. 

We cannot solitary budget cut our way out of this. New revenue is also required.

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