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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...

June 5, 2019

New Report: Since the deepest points of the Great Recession, the number of people in the labor market who are unemployed has dropped by 64 percent, a remarkable testament to the strength of our recovery. The decrease, even with the considerable increase in the labor ma...

June 3, 2019

For Kentucky, virtually every indicator of economic growth is moving in a positive direction right now. The states labor force is among the largest in history, there are more people employed than ever before, and individuals seeking unemployment has decreased by more t...

May 10, 2019

The U.S. economy is in the midst of one the longest growth periods in the post-War era creating a unique circumstance in the labor market. The United States, for the first time since the data has been tracked, has more job openings than individuals looking for work. In...

May 7, 2019

As authorities cracked down on prescription opioids and then on heroin, the black market offered up fentanyl as a substitute. Fentanyl – a synthetic opioid up to 50 times as strong as heroin and 100 times as strong as morphine – was developed for use as an anesthetic i...

April 11, 2019

Last year, several members of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed a bill that would reshape the way TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) money is allocated and the enforcement around the funds, a process which saw significant changes during the Obama A...

April 3, 2019

While national attention focused on waves of opioid and heroin crises, methamphetamine and fentanyl use across the country – and in Kentucky – quietly grew. 

In Kentucky, between 2013 and 2017, Kentucky State Police saw a decrease in cocaine and heroin seizures accompan...

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...

March 11, 2019

The Kentucky House Judiciary committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 57 sponsored by Senator James Higdon on Wednesday.  

What's in the bill?

Senate Bill 57 expands the offenses for which an individuals can seek expungement to include nearly all class D felonies. V...

March 4, 2019

Eight months ago, after meaningful drops in homicides and shootings in Louisville, we first examined the role that self-initiated policing might play in reducing that violence.

Self-initiated police activity typically includes things like pedestrian checks, building che...

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