A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand November 13,

FRANKFORT – One of state government’s biggest responsibilities is constructing and managing the very buildings that house our employees, college students, prisoners and state park visitors.  It is no small job, considering that we maintain 88 million square feet of space valued at $18 billion. To provide long-term oversight of our facility needs, the General Assembly… Continue Reading

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand November 7, 2017

FRANKFORT – On Saturday, our nation will pause to pay tribute to those men and women who, for more than two centuries now, have given their time, talents and, if necessary, life and limb to protect us and countless others around the world. There have been more than 40 million people who have worn our nation’s… Continue Reading

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand October 30, 2017

FRANKFORT – They may be unknown to the general public, and their subject matter may be a little dry, but the seven economists who comprise the Consensus Forecasting Group have a powerful role to play: They determine just how much money state government can expect. As anyone who has ever put a budget together knows, it… Continue Reading

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand October 23, 2017

FRANKFORT – For most of the year, Governor Matt Bevin has promised he would call a special legislative session to focus on making major changes to the retirement systems of our school employees and those who work for state and local governments.  We still have no specific date, but he and Republican leaders of the General… Continue Reading

A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with State Representative Rick Rand October 17, 2017

FRANKFORT – When taking the long view, Kentucky has covered quite a bit of ground since we overhauled elementary and secondary education in 1990. Several years ago, for example, a study out of Harvard University found that only seven states saw their schools make greater progress during the previous two decades.  Education Week’s most recent Quality… Continue Reading

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