Follow Us

August 21, 2018

There has been a great deal of analysis in the national media in the last week about the most recent provisional overdose death count released by the CDC. For the nation as a whole, it found a year over year increase of 6.6%. For Kentucky, provisional data shows that w...

August 15, 2018

Many students, who are going back to school this week, will be taking the ACT later this school year. After many years as the less popular test, the ACT surpassed the SAT in 2016, with more students nationwide now using the ACT for their college entrance exam. Kentucky...

August 3, 2018

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that there were more American's employed in July than at any point in the history of BLS data keeping. According to the BLS, the United States added 157,000 jobs in July 2018 on top of a revised 248,000 in Ju...

June 21, 2018

Tomorrow, June 22nd, marks six months since the 2017 Federal Tax Reform was signed into law. The total impact of tax code changes have to be assessed over decades, rather than months, but the immediate impacts have been significant. 

Conservatively, more than 500,000 Ke...

April 26, 2018

Though it has been treated as if it was one of the Ten Commandments, Kentucky’s pension exclusion, which exempts pension income from state income taxes, has actually only been in place since 1995. In 1997, the exclusion amount was increased from $6,250, where it had be...

September 15, 2017

A few hundred miles of land and 30 counties make up the long border between Tennessee and Kentucky. The states have the same terrain, and virtually the same culture, but considerably different tax structures and economic outcomes.

Many of the individuals who live in the...

September 6, 2017

The opioid crisis is a frequently used as a catch-all for Kentucky's policy problems, attributing it to everything from the states poor health outcomes to Louisville’s unprecedented homicide spike. Recently, Kentucky’s workforce development problems and low labor force...

June 12, 2017

Over the weekend, the New York Times posted data from the Kaiser Family Foundation painting a grim picture of the Obamacare exchange nationwide. According to the data, 45% of counties will have one or no provider available to them if another provider does not step in. 

...

April 15, 2017

Louisville’s first football game last season was a dazzling performance by Lamar Jackson. I was lucky enough to be there in person. Sure, Charlotte was not a high quality opponent but it was clear that the young man in the pocket was doing something special. At halftim...

March 7, 2017

To the dismay of some members of the Jefferson County Public School board, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has voiced his support for bringing charter schools to Louisville. An amended version of HB520 would even allow the mayor’s office to serve as an authorizer. Both m...

Please reload

  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
Please reload

Recent Posts
Archive