Congress

Tax cuts don't lead to economic growth, 65-year study says

An analysis of six decades of data found that top tax rates "have had little association with saving, investment, or productivity growth." However, the study found that reductions of capital gains taxes and top marginal rate taxes have led to greater income inequality.

U of L president critical of cuts to education

University of Louisville President James Ramsey spoke out yesterday against unnamed politicians who "talk of education’s failures while espousing policies that fail to invest in education.” He noted that the university has been through 13 rounds of cuts in 12 years. 

Kentuckians among many "mountain heroes" in DC today

A number of KFTC members are participating in a rally against mountaintop removal mining in Washington DC today. The rally, organized by EarthJustice, features numerous "mountain heroes," including Kentuckians Wendell Berry, Mickey McCoy, Teri Blanton, and the band My Morning Jacket.

Hal Rogers wins dubious distinction – again

Kentucky's 5th District representative Hal Rogers once again earned one of the "Most Corrupt Members of Congress" titles from a national watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics.

Republican Lawmakers Seek To Block Funding On Black Lung Regulation

Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee – chaired by Kentucky Rep. Hal Rogers – have inserted into a broad appropriations bill language that would block funding for a Labor Department effort to reduce the occurrence of black lung, the disease that afflicts coal miners exposed to excessive mine dust.

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