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Dave Adkisson

Less funding for schools. No employee pay raises. Service cutbacks for people in need. Construction projects cancelled. Job-creating programs put on hold. Still higher college tuition.These and other stark developments could become... Read more

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Less funding for schools. No employee pay raises. Service cutbacks for people in need. Construction projects cancelled. Job-creating programs put on hold. Still higher college tuition.These... Read more

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Kentucky has an opportunity, through the work of the governor’s Blue Ribbon Tax Commission, to take a close look at the realities of state taxes and spending and develop a system that will help ensure the long-term sustainability of... Read more

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Lexington, KY - In a recent legislative committee meeting in Frankfort, I had the opportunity to speak for the Kentucky Chamber about the need for a smoking policy for public places in Kentucky. In a humorous moment,... Read more

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The President and Congress have many important items on their agenda: wars, deficits, gas prices, energy policy, and more. No list of key issues is complete, however, without adding education. Improving the performance of American students... Read more

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Lexington, KY - As businesses across the commonwealth continue to deal with the lingering effects of the economic downturn, legislators are wrestling with similar problems in trying to balance the state's two-year budget.... Read more

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The recent controversies and conflicts surrounding the 2008-2010 post-secondary education budget, the institutions' proposed tuition increases, and the presidency of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education could be viewed as... Read more

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The just-completed session of the 2008 General Assembly did not represent Kentucky's finest hour. There is a lot of frustration across the state and a fair amount of finger pointing for the chaotic nature of the session, especially in... Read more

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"How many times have we heard that Kentucky ranks in the low 40s among the 50 states on all sorts of national lists — education, workforce skills, smoking, obesity, etc.? In the early 1990s, before the big school reforms, the... Read more

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"I am certain that some of the best ideas have started as chicken scratch on the back of a napkin between the appetizer and main course. Traveling the state for the Kentucky Chamber, I have a collection of such napkins with great ideas... Read more

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As 2008 quickly approaches, the Kentucky General Assembly will soon be in session with many difficult decisions to make. Gov. Steve Beshear's first budget will be under consideration, and hundreds of competing interest groups will be... Read more

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How many times have we heard that Kentucky ranks in the low 40s among the 50 states on all sorts of national lists ó education, workforce skills, smoking, obesity, etc.? In the early 1990s, before the big school reforms, the phrase... Read more

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