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August 27, 2018

The Cato Institute, a Washington DC based think-tank has released the fifth edition of their “Freedom in the 50 States” report. The data set ends at year-end 2016, so most movement from the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions is not included in this edition of the repor...

August 22, 2018

A new report from The Council of Economic Advisers makes the case that work requirements should be added to non-cash welfare programs. Among many things, the report found that currently, 61 percent of Medicaid recipients are non-disabled working age adults. These are t...

August 21, 2018

Kentucky made some national news today in announcing that the Education Professional Standards Board voted to remove the unnecessary requirement for teachers in Kentucky to get master's degrees. Strangely, there has been some push back from labor unions despite the hea...

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...

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