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Financial Empowerment Commission establishes goals; focus on ‘financial livelihood of Kentuckians’

The Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission, led by Treasurer Allison Ball, established goals for its first year at its inaugural meeting this week. “The Financial Empowerment Commission is off to a great start,” Ball said. “We had a very productive first meeting and are already hard at work to improve the financial empowerment of Kentuckians. I look forward to seeing the impact this Commission...

Matt Partymiller: Monopoly utilities trying to force anti-consumer legislation through Senate Bill 100

Once again, monopoly utilities are trying to force anti-consumer and anti-competitive legislation through the General Assembly – this time at breakneck speed. Senate Bill 100 would strengthen an already monopolistic industry and greatly increase bureaucracy and regulations. It would destroy the current net-metering law, which not only gives Kentuckians the freedom to choose, but benefits all consumers...

Dustin Pugel: Kentuckians need more from the economy, so stop blaming the safety net, get to work

As decision-makers go after the very assistance that hundreds of thousands of low-income Kentuckians use to help make ends meet, the harm to families and communities deepens. Erecting barriers to participation in food assistance, Medicaid and other programs ignores what is really holding back Kentuckians: there are not enough quality jobs in the state, especially in rural communities. A prime example...