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Kentucky’s never-ending saga of pension reform has reached the height of absurdity. more

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At the risk of offending the proponents of pension reform to the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System, let me share a quote from George Washington about the importance of education. more

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In May of next year, Kentucky will run out of prison space, and without substantive changes, the Commonwealth may be forced to release prisoners early. more

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In a bizarre reversal of the commitment lawmakers made last year to make Kentucky the 44th state with charter schools, the final state budget approved earlier this week includes no funding mechanism to allow education dollars to follow students when they choose to attend one. This makes it highly unlikely that any applications for charter schools will move forward or be approved for Fall 2018 as originally anticipated. Kentucky will be a charter state with no charter schools. more

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After weeks of listening to so many shallow-minded politicians criticize teachers, let me invite everyone to take a step backward, take a deep breath, tone down the harsh rhetoric, and then take a moment to celebrate that one special teacher who changed each of us for a lifetime. more

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Growing up in a small town in the mountains in the 1970s, our television boasted a repertoire of seven channels. Changing those channels meant utilizing the vice grips laying atop the TV to turn the stem that had long ago lost its knob. more

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Many of us have heard heartbreaking stories of human trafficking and child exploitation. These reprehensible practices continue to plague communities and devastate families throughout our nation, sickening us to the core. more

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Kentucky faces a growth crisis, in large part due to a tax code that has long needed an overhaul. more

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It's hard to find anyone who openly questions the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. In fact, the right to free speech is perhaps the most beloved of all the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights. more

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The accrued liability in our state pension systems is unarguably the biggest challenge facing our state economy. When reasonable assumptions are used, our total unfunded liability across all systems is more than $40 billion. more
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