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Rep. Rick Rand Represents House Democrats on KET’s Kentucky Tonight on April 10th

April 11, 2017

Offering his assessment of the 2017 legislative session of the General Assembly, Representative Rick Rand (D-Bedford) said that GOP plans to cut corporate taxes and increase sales tax on average Kentuckians, they will be moving Kentucky in the wrong direction. In addition, Rep. Rand discussed the hurried and harmful way that charter school legislation was rushed…

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House Minority Caucus Chair Dennis Keene says Democrats will win back House seats in 2018

April 11, 2017

Spectrum News Pure Politics – by Don Weber NEWPORT – Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, says that the 2017 session was tough on Democrats who found themselves in the minority in that chamber for the first time in 95 years, but the House Minority Caucus Chair feels that his party will win many of the seats…

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Rep. Dennis Keene’s End of Session Viewpoint Published in the NKY Tribune

April 6, 2017

Dennis Keene: A look back at KY General Assembly, good and bad, and how policies will play out Apr 6th, 2017 · 0 Comment Northern Kentucky Tribune – The 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is now history, and with its conclusion comes the consideration of what was accomplished, both good and bad, and…

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Prichard Committee Estimates Charter Schools Funding to be $7,178 per student

March 23, 2017

Kentucky’s leading public education authority, The Prichard Committee, estimates that the cost per pupil transferring from a public school to one of the Commonwealth’s new charters schools will be $7,178 per pupil. For a school district losing 100 students to charter schools, the loss of revenue will be $717,800 per year. Read more from the…

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Legislative Update: March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017

Fifteen minutes – that’s how long the new House Majority let opponents to charter schools discuss a last-minute funding bill that will siphon money from our public schools for years to come. It was an 11th-hour sneak attack on March 15th, offered in the final moments of the final day for passing legislation. It was…

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