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Not just Kentucky: This week, we saw the real agenda behind pension push.

February 15, 2018

Corporations have spent four decades taking traditional pensions away from most American workers. Now they and their allies want to do the same to school teachers and other public employees.

Bevin's Medicaid changes actually mean Kentucky will pay more to provide health care

February 14, 2018

Gov. Matt Bevin's complex plan to reshape the state Medicaid program actually will cost Kentucky more to provide health coverage to people affected by the Medicaid changes than if the state did nothing.

Against energy subsidies? Lawmakers complaining about solar should dig into this.

February 9, 2018

If legislators want to complain about solar subsidies, maybe they need to take a fresh look at coal subsidies. Commission an independent economist to add up all the costs and benefits to the state budget of coal, gas, oil, solar and other energy technologies and compare them. If we’re going to subsidize anything, maybe it should be the future and not the past.

Bevin promised to turn ‘sacred cow’ tax breaks into ‘hamburger.’ Where’s the beef?

February 8, 2018

In his State of the Commonwealth address a year ago today, Gov. Matt Bevin boldly proclaimed that he and the new Republican-controlled General Assembly would turn some “sacred cows” into “hamburger.”

Climate change pushes LG&E's parent company to slash coal-burning in Kentucky

February 7, 2018

The parent of Kentucky's two large utilities – LG&E and KU – has ordered a major reduction in emissions blamed for global warming by eliminating "the bulk" of its coal-burning in the coming years. 

Will GOP let utilities crush solar (and 1,200 jobs) in Kentucky? This could get ugly.

February 5, 2018

You would think after the sexual harassment scandal involving former Speaker Jeff Hoover and three other colleagues, House Republicans would not want to bring more embarrassment upon themselves. But you would be wrong.

Solar bill committee gets three new members, raising charges of 'vote packing'

February 2, 2018

A committee in Frankfort that has so far failed to take any votes on a controversial bill to curb solar power in Kentucky will be getting three new members — two Republicans and a coal-country Democrat.

Questions of vote packing immediately surfaced.

Solar power in Kentucky is threatened. This is who's behind the push to crush it

February 2, 2018

A national "consumer" group is working with Frankfort lawmakers, making phone calls to their constituents and urging Kentuckians to support a bill that would roll back incentives for solar power.

But who are they?

Special session won't be called to address Kentucky pension system

December 18, 2017

Despite his efforts it appears Governor Matt Bevin will not call a special session.

Trump’s people are messing with Medicaid. Here’s why they shouldn’t

November 20, 2017

It is deeply troubling that Medicaid rules have been rewritten to usher in a new era of Medicaid waivers with requirements and penalties that no previous administration has ever approved. In fact, they have been the basis for rejecting waivers in the past.

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