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Three weeks ago, Tennessee seemed to be weathering COVID-19 better than Kentucky – with greater numbers of tests administered and fewer confirmed deaths. Both trends persist, although Kentucky has increase its testing capacity. 

Increased Testing Availability and Distri...

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...

May 1, 2020

Despite being a southern state in every way imaginable, with a culture completely consistent with that of the Upper South, a shared history with the American South, and everything from dialect to food preferences that align incontrovertible with the region, Kentucky is...

April 30, 2020

The coronavirus has catapulted the number of unemployment claims in the United States to the highest numbers in recorded history. Unfortunately, Kentucky is no exception. The most recent data available indicates that for the week of April 18, 2020 there were 103,548 ne...

April 29, 2020

As legislators wrapped up the 2020 session this week, they passed multiple new taxes on vapor products in the final revenue package. Pegasus Institute has consistently opposed taxes on vape products for the wide ranging negative effects of any tax increase on these pro...

April 25, 2020

New data shows that Kentucky's hospitalizations related to COVID-19 have slowed considerably this week, with daily new admissions going down by more than 75% over the last seven days. 

As of April 24th, the state has 303 individuals hospitalized for COVID-19, with 164 i...

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 23, 2020

Comparisons to Tennessee are commonplace in Kentucky and the state government response to the coronavirus has been no different. In the first weeks of economic shutdowns, some outlets compared the total number of cases in Tennessee to the number in Kentucky, criticizin...

April 22, 2020

Comparisons to Tennessee are commonplace in Kentucky and the state government response to the coronavirus has been no different. In the first weeks of economic shutdowns, some outlets compared the total number of cases in Tennessee to the number in Kentucky, criticizin...

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