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Adding solar panels saved Kentucky businesses big bucks. This law might change that.

January 6, 2020

As the new year dawned, advocates of the potential economic benefits of solar energy, particularly in economically-distressed counties in Eastern Kentucky, renewed their concern over a controversial law that could dissuade businesses, individuals and non-profits from installing solar panels.

These bad bills show how state lawmakers waste their time and your tax dollars

December 31, 2019

This coming Tuesday, we will know the holidays are really over by the trail of cars heading to Frankfort from all corners of Kentucky. It’s time to get down to the very serious business of the General Assembly.

Kentucky’s bail system is broken, clogging overcrowded jails. Will lawmakers fix it?

December 27, 2019

Kentucky lawmakers must decide this winter whether to fix a broken bail system that is clogging the state’s dangerously overcrowded jails with thousands of people who can’t afford

A big bold ask on education funding will reverse Kentucky’s downturns

December 27, 2019

Kentucky must have a sense of urgency for improving education for all Kentuckians at all ages and all economic levels.

SNAP benefits help people stay out of poverty. We should expand, not curtail them.

November 25, 2019

Food brings us together and creates the conditions to be healthy and happy. As we give thanks this season, let’s ensure all Kentuckians can put food on the table with the help of one of the best hunger-fighting, poverty-reducing, health-improving tools we have.

Ohio Valley Residents Among Millions In U.S Lacking Access To Clean Water, Sanitation

November 19, 2019

Communities across the Ohio Valley are among an estimated 2 million people in the U.S. who do not have consistent access to clean drinking water and basic indoor plumbing, according to a report by two nonprofits, DigDeep and the US Water Alliance.

For young people in Kentucky, this election was a sign of things to come

November 7, 2019

Kentucky youth activists huddled around laptops and TV screens, and scrolled through social media as they watched people around their state send a message by voting Matt Bevin out, and electing Democratic candidate Andy Beshear as Governor by a margin of around 5,000 votes.

Disastrous Disconnect: Coal, climate and catastrophe In Kentucky

October 29, 2019

Flash floods have troubled Kentucky for decades. Now, extreme rainstorms are worsening with climate change, increasing the odds of more disasters like the one Bentley’s community endured. For Kentucky’s poorest residents, the people living in flood-prone hollows with surface mines nearby, that means an ever-present threat to both life and hard-won possessions.

We Need a Just Transition—Because We Should Abandon Coal, Not Coal Workers

October 28, 2019

Taking care of those communities distressed by the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy is an economic and ethical imperative.

The coal industry is dying. But we can’t allow the communities that have been dependent on coal to die along with it.

Governor's race could decide whether 100K+ Kentuckians regain the right to vote

October 25, 2019

AN ESTIMATED 312,000 KENTUCKIANS CAN'T VOTE BECAUSE OF A FELONY CONVICTION. THAT COULD CHANGE AFTER THE STATE'S GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION ON NOV. 5.

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