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CPE leader Aaron Thompson named to State Higher Education Executive Officers executive committee

Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, has been appointed to the executive committee of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), a national advocacy group focused on higher education policy. The executive committee is responsible for shaping SHEEO’s federal priorities and strategies and leading its communications with Congress, the U.S. Department...

Kentucky’s General Fund receipts for July totaled $845.7 million, a 1.9 percent increase from a year ago

State Budget Director John Chilton announced Monday that Kentucky’s General Fund receipts for July, the first month of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), totaled $845.7 million, a 1.9 percent increase compared to July 2018 receipts. Increases in the sales and use tax and cigarette taxes out-paced declines in the income, natural resources and property taxes as the impacts of tax law changes continue to influence...

Commentary: Passport Health Plan, Bluegrass Harvest partnership increasing food access

Health care is more than going to your doctor and taking medicine. When we take a closer look beginning in the home, and extending to the workplace, our schools, and our neighborhoods, we see that the social determinants of health play a major role in overall health and well-being. Research on the social determinants of health is fairly new, but there’s no question that access to food, income, education,...