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Report details economics of some independent colleges’ programs

The Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities released a new report, “A Stronger Bottom Line: Comparing Costs, Growth Potential of Kentucky’s Independent Colleges.” The report, released in mid-September, summarizes key findings from an intensive three-year data analysis project to help participating colleges and universities better understand the economics of…


Poll: Education a top priority

   Children study in this 1940 photo of a one-room school near Morehead. The photo was shot by Marion Post Wolcott and is in the collection of the Library of Congress.   Education, jobs and health care remain top priorities for Kentucky voters heading into the 2019 gubernatorial election cycle,…


Court gives big win to open government

By Amye Bensenhaver For The Kentucky Gazette     In what may be the single most important victory for open government in recent memory, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion Sept. 26 in which it repudiated the Legislative Research Commission’s argument that it, and not the courts, are the final…


Casinos on the horizon?

State Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, prefiled a bill for the 2020 session of the Kentucky General Assembly that would allow casinos in the commonwealth. Bill Request 80 would limit licenses to four free-standing casinos in precincts that approve expanded gaming and would allow expanded electronic games at horse tracks that…


Yarmuth discusses crafting budget

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Louisville Democrat and chairman of the House budget committee, shares his thoughts on the priorities and challenges found in creating the next federal budget in an interview at the 2019 Fiscal Summit hosted by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation at the Newseum in Washington D.C….