iStock_000017243360Small The increase in the minimum wage under consideration by the Louisville Metro Council would benefit an estimated 22 percent of those who work in Louisville/Jefferson County, as shown in a read more
SOWK cover 2014 More than five years after the recession officially ended, Kentucky workers still struggle with a scarcity of jobs and face continued declines in real wages, as outlined in KCEP’s new read more
k12_state_template-KY2014 Kentucky ranks 11th worst among 47 states in the depth of cuts to school funding since the start of the recession, according to a new report released today by the read more
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By Jason Bailey
October 23, 2014
A big reason many Kentucky workers’ wages are stuck is that they’ve been left out of the gains from economic growth, which have been going in large part to those read more
By Jason Bailey
October 15, 2014
While Louisville considers whether to increase its minimum wage in the face of federal and state inaction, there’s no question that many thousands of low-wage workers stand to benefit. But read more
By Jason Bailey
October 8, 2014
KCEP Director Jason Bailey made the following remarks on the panel “EPA’s Carbon Pollution Rules and Kentucky” at the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment: As we talk read more
By Ashley Spalding
September 25, 2014
As described in a WFPL article published today, Kentucky’s federal student loan default rate is now the 4th- highest among the states. Also, while new data shows some improvement in read more