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This time of year, Americans are taking part in an annual headache-inducing ritual: filing their income tax returns. Most of us dread completing this complicated paperwork and writing a check to the IRS each year, particularly under the current arcane federal tax system. Thankfully, as a result of the historic overhaul of the federal tax code, this is the last time that you will have to file under the outdated and expensive system that has held our country back for far too long. 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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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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Sometimes a major milestone in morality can pass with almost no one apparently noticing, or at least few understanding what is taking place and the significance of the events. Evidently, one those moral milestones was passed on March 27, just a few days ago, and the events took place in a nursing home near Toronto, Canada more

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Dealing with grief doesn’t have a playbook that works for every person and especially not every profession. more

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The hot button topic in Frankfort these days is pension. But if you really want to ruffle the feathers of a public employee, just say “Legislators’ Retirement Plan.” That will get the blood of even the most deferential public employee boiling. And rightfully so, especially when you see the funding level of KERS Non‐Hazardous is 13.6 percent and the LRP is at 110.24 percent. Public employees across the state should be angry, very angry. 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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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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A government that tells you what you can’t say is dangerous, but a government that tells you what you must say — under threat of severe punishment — is alarming. more

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Thousands of students walked out of schools across Kentucky and around the United States on Wednesday, March 14. Some of the students walked out to promote stricter laws related to guns, others want increased security in schools, while others are calling for improved help for those suffering from mental illness. As the protests are being analyzed through many lenses, various conclusions are being drawn. more
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