14th round The General Assembly has passed an austere budget that includes further cuts, flat-level funding or modest increases to the education, health and safety, human services and other programs that Kentucky read more
immigrantsprofile Kentucky’s immigrants come from all over the world and are broadly represented throughout the state’s workforce and economy. But the controversy in the U.S. around immigration reform, which often eclipses read more
KEES The cost of public higher education in Kentucky has risen by more than 200 percent in the last 15 years, but the state’s financial aid programs have changed very little read more
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By Ashley Spalding
July 22, 2014
While recent discussion of the student debt crisis has focused largely on federal proposals to make student loan payments easier to manage, several states (not to mention Starbucks) are experimenting read more
By Ashley Spalding
July 18, 2014
Kentucky is starting to see the benefits of its decision to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in dramatic reductions in the number of uninsured across Kentucky counties read more
By Jason Bailey
July 16, 2014
Since declining in 2009 and 2010 because of the recession, Kentucky’s General Fund revenues have grown for four straight years. But the state’s different sources of revenue have grown or read more
By Anna Baumann
July 11, 2014
A $90 million revenue shortfall for FY 2014 adds to Kentucky’s challenge as the state moves forward into the new two-year budget. It’s important that the right conclusions about tax read more