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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...

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...

January 9, 2020

The Kentucky General Assembly once again faces a challenging budget session in which projected revenue cannot meet the rising costs of Medicaid, pension obligations, and jail crowding. As we saw during the 2018 legislative session, where the budget faced similar constr...

November 27, 2018

Even after reducing its pension exclusion during the last legislative session, Kentucky still has one of the highest in the country. Retirees are leaving the state anyway.

July 23, 2018

This week, representatives from the whisky industry around the world will meet in one place - Louisville. This meeting should be exciting and alarming for the people of Kentucky. On one hand it further drives home the idea that Kentucky is the whisky capital of the wor...

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