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May 11, 2020

As states begin to reopen and policymakers begin to shift their focus from solely fighting COVID-19 to also fighting the economic and social harms that resulted from shutting down the economy, not all policy solutions are equally valuable. 

Below are five key policies t...

May 1, 2020

As we approach the end of the second month of the Great Pause, a clearer picture has emerged of violent crime during this period. Unfortunately, the situation for many in Louisville and across the Commonwealth is rather grim. 

Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) C...

April 23, 2020

This January, we debuted our District Data Dashboard. The Dashboard tracks six county-level data points that we feel must be improved for Kentucky to move forward. Five of those data points we tracked before. This year, we added a sixth – full-time, local law enforceme...

April 9, 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, much of the policy attention has focused on the resiliency of our heath care system and economy. The impact of COVID-19 on crime, on our criminal justice system, and on victims is a bit less clear. Police are reducin...

April 6, 2020

President Richard Nixon is famously quoted as having declared in 1971 that, “we are all Keynesians now.” While the response to the COVID-19 crisis from federal agencies and state governments has involved many things, the one thing that has become incredibly clear is th...

December 17, 2019

On Sunday, Dec. 8, federal lawmakers unveiled the “Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019” (LHCCA). The bill aims to tackle some of the issues facing the American healthcare system, most notably “surprise billing.”

Surprise billing happens when a patient receives treatme...

November 14, 2019

Jersey signed by 17 year old homicide victim Devin Sesay's teammates and presented to his mother

Eleven months ago, we released our Voices of the Survivors: Louisville Metro Violent Crime Impact Report, which examined the emotional and financial impact of violent crime...

October 1, 2019

The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has examined a snapshot of data from November 1 of last year and found that a majority of pretrial detainees were non-violent offenders.

The new analysis looks at a snapshot of those detained pretrial on November 1,...

June 27, 2019

Today Kentucky becomes one of 15 states that do not require a permit to carry a concealed firearm. The new law does not change where individuals can carry weapons, and with a small exception for certain misdemeanor convictions, does not change who can lawfully possess...

March 28, 2019

With the bipartisan rejection of an insurance tax hike, Louisville Metro Government must redirect $35 million to pension obligations for the FY20 budget. Because Metro Council rightfully declined to raise taxes, Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad has...

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