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Kentucky among bottom 10 states for per-student funding for public universities, report says

An annual report on higher education cuts across the U.S. shows Kentucky’s continued budget reductions are keeping it among the bottom 10 states when it comes to per-student funding cuts to our public universities and community colleges. The report, from the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, shows Kentucky in the bottom 10 states in cuts since 2008 — a decline of 26.4...

Commentary: Important decisions on public investments shouldn’t be based on false choices

By Kenny Colston Special to KyForward When it comes to the public investments that keep us healthy, educated and safe, increasingly Kentuckians are presented with a false choice in Frankfort. We’re told that to pay down the debt in our pension systems, we can’t afford the access to health coverage provided by Medicaid expansion, or investments in our universities and community colleges, or other...