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Opinion: Shift and shaft tax policy is no way to prosper

Jason Bailey, guest contributor When states cut taxes for wealthy, services wane as costs shift…...

Opinion: To modernize, Kentucky Democratic Party should allow officials to endorse candidates in its primary elections

Leo Haggerty, guest contributor    In an essay I wrote for The Kentucky Gazette after the…...

Opinion: Abuse, neglect reflect lack of investment in child-welfare system

Julie Raque Adams, guest contributor As we convene for the 2022 legislative session, stabilizing the…...

Opinion: Nurse shortage prompts Anthem to create scholarship fund

Leon Lamoreaux, guest contributor For generations, Kentucky’s rural communities have been built by families, separated…...

Opinion: Auditor should ‘follow the data’ and scrutinize ‘tacit collusion’ between road contractors and the state Transportation Cabinet

Jim Waters, guest contributor A new year would be an opportune time for Kentucky’s Transportation…...

Opinion: Kentucky Chamber should reconsider advocacy for bail reform

John Schickel, guest contributor Is the top priority Kentucky small businesses or a social agenda?…...

Opinion: Nursing shortage is not a new crisis. We’re overdue to address it.

Ralph Alvarado, guest contributor Available state and federal funds should be used for scholarships, retaining…...

Opinion: Here’s a look at the top 10 ‘open’ government stories of 2021

Kentucky Open Government Coalition The Kentucky Open Government Coalition has once again compiled its list…...

Opinion: To address mass incarceration, Kentucky lawmakers must end the perverse incentives that expand and crowd local jails

By Ashley Spalding, Kentucky Center for Economic Policy The U.S. incarcerates five times more people…...
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