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School choice on center stage in a handful of states in 2017

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Education Blog, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, Texas  /  No Comments

The American Federation for Children says the key states to watch for school choice legislation in 2017 are Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and New Hampshire. Texas could also be a candidate, Rayanne Matlock of Americans for Tax Reform writes in the Washington Examiner, quoting Republican Gov. Greg Abbott as saying he “would be interested in signing the most pro-school choice law […]

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Advocates ready to defend Kentucky’s right-to-work law

By   /  January 10, 2017  /  Jobs + Growth, Kentucky, Labor, News  /  No Comments

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The staff of the foundation will offer free legal advice to Kentucky workers, and its attorneys are prepared to defend the law from expected legal challenges brought by union officials, as it has done in Michigan, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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School choice a remedy for Bluegrass bullying

By   /  January 5, 2017  /  Education Blog, Kentucky  /  No Comments

Jim Waters, president at the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, goes off on Jefferson County Public Schools, which are being sued by parents who allege violation of their children’s civil rights by district officials for failing to deal with endemic bullying. And he pinned a call for school choice to his testimony, published in the […]

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Fitch downgrades rating outlook on KentuckyWired bonds to negative

By   /  December 20, 2016  /  Kentucky, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Fitch noted the negative outlook reflects uncertainty about Kentucky’s approval of a new 2019 target completion date, which the agency argues doesn’t adequately accommodate the potential for further delays.

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Kentucky may be set for charter schools

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Education Blog, Kentucky  /  No Comments

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For 20 years, Kentucky’s Legislature has pushed back against charter schools, but that could be changing with Republicans set to take the helm in 2017.

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FCC’s position on Louisville utility-pole ordinance ‘hostile’ toward property rights

By   /  November 2, 2016  /  Kentucky, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“The Obama administration’s FCC has been hostile toward private-property rights and this is just another indication they have doubled down on that position,” Jim Waters, president of the Bluegrass Institute, told Watchdog.org.

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