Transferring money from low-income students to for-profit colleges, as the Trump administration is doing, is the last thing Kentucky needs as it struggles to raise education levels and prepare more people for the workforce.
Lexington should relentlessly focus on infill and redevelopment. Now is no time to siphon off public resources, private investment or civic energy with a fight about expanding the urban growth boundary.
Kentuckians should mark this moment as a turning point — well, really, a turning backward — in a long quest to depoliticize decisions about public education and to hire educators based on credentials not connections.
Until nursing homes pay competitive wages, understaffing will endanger their residents. But, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, families have more complete information now when choosing a nursing home for a loved one.
Instead of wrongly blaming the Revenue Department for a new tax on charitable fundraising, Kentucky’s Republican lawmakers should vow that any future tax overhauls will be subject to advance scrutiny and public deliberation.
If Bevin’s plan goes forward, soaring administrative costs will wipe out savings from reducing Kentucky’s Medicaid enrollment. But ending a freeze on a tax paid by hospitals could help save $2 billion in federal funds for health care in the state.
Black lung rates among coal miners in Central Appalachia are rising sharply. So the Kentucky legislature tilted the law in favor of the industry which failed to protect its workers from dangerous dust.
If Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has evidence of wrongdoing by the previous Democratic administration, he should go to the FBI or Kentucky State Police. If he’s just fishing for dirt on a political rival, his campaign - not taxpayers - should pick up the tab.
If Sen. Rand Paul has evidence that the U.S. has tampered in other countries’ elections the way Russia hacked U.S. voting infrastructure in 2016, he should make it public and hold congressional hearings.
Mitch “Money is Speech” McConnell praises decision that will make it easier for foreign money to illegally influence U.S. elections even as Trump raises doubts about U.S. commitment to European allies, western democracy.