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April 9, 2020

New data compiled by The Tax Foundation, using today's record unemployment numbers, shows that Kentucky is 8th highest in the United States in unemployment compensation claims as a percentage of the civilian workforce. As of April 4th, 11.9% of Kentucky's civilian labo...

March 26, 2020

After being blocked from advancing twice earlier in the week by Democrats, the Phase III coronavirus relief package, the largest stimulus bill in American history, has finally passed the United States Senate with an overwhelming vote of 96-0. Our original breakdown of...

March 20, 2020

As promised, today Senate Republicans released what is being called “Phase III” of coronavirus relief, representing the largest package. The total price of the bill is an estimated $1 trillion, includes the much discussed cash relief payments, small business loans, and...

March 19, 2020

A handful of reports, primarily circulated on social media, in recent days claimed that the United States Senate delayed a vote on a coronavirus relief package, with some even claiming that Senator McConnell took an extended weekend instead of being in Washington and a...

March 17, 2020

The U.S. economy is entering a period of uncertainty, as reflected by the unprecedented volatility of the stock market in recent days. It is unclear how long the global economy will be impacted by COVID-19, how much it will impact growth in the second quarter, and how...

January 9, 2020

The Kentucky General Assembly once again faces a challenging budget session in which projected revenue cannot meet the rising costs of Medicaid, pension obligations, and jail crowding. As we saw during the 2018 legislative session, where the budget faced similar constr...

July 31, 2019

It is quite common for politicians, especially those running for the Executive to pontificate about term limits. It's a sensible political strategy since the idea is extremely popular with voters. Polls in recent years have found support for terms limits for the US Con...

June 25, 2019

A study released earlier this month found that Kentucky is one of the worst states in the United States at retaining successful millennials. The study compared data from all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, looking at the inflow of millennials, loosely defined...

June 24, 2019

Every month the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases area specific wage and employment data for metro areas. Kentucky is in a unique position for a few reasons.

A) There are nine different metro areas that have at least one Kentucky county in them, but only five are base...

June 6, 2019

Throwing economic sensibilities and consensus to the wind, the Trump Administration is pursuing significant tariffs on products from Mexico, one of America and Kentucky's largest trading partners. Late on the evening of the 5th, the President announced in a tweet...

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