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For-profit charter schools bill taxpayers for empty desks

October 10, 2017

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2017/10/05/profit-charter-schools-bill-taxpayers-empty-desks/714433001/

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VIDEO: Representatives Dennis Keene and Rick Rand discuss expanded gaming on CN2

September 26, 2017

On September 25, state Reps. Dennis Keene and Rick Rand sat down with CN2 Pure Politics’ Nick Storm to discuss their legislation that would give voters a chance to approve expanded gaming in Kentucky, with the first decade’s proceeds providing hundreds of millions of dollars to pay down the state’s long-term pension liability. The interview…

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Members address pensions at town hall meeting in Lexington

September 22, 2017

On Thursday, September 21, Democratic legislators attended a town hall meeting to address the pension system and upcoming special session. Representatives George Brown, Susan Westrom, Kelly Flood, and Ruth Ann Palumbo joined teachers, first responders, and members of state and county governments to hear concerns on proposed changes to the pension plans. The community members…

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Representatives Rick Rand and Dennis Keene pre-file gaming bill to address public pension

September 19, 2017

“Taking a bold step towards addressing the pension shortfall, Representatives Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) and Rick Rand (D-Bedford) have pre-filed legislation that will bring hundreds of millions of dollars into Kentucky through expanded gaming. “Casinos are already located along all of Kentucky’s borders and those states are reaping the benefits of additional tax revenues,” said Representative…

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VIDEO: State Rep. Rick Rand talks public employee pensions on Kentucky Tonight

September 13, 2017

Earlier this week, State Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) joined Renee Shaw on the Kentucky Tonight panel to discuss public employee pensions. Also on the panel were State Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville; State Sen. Joe Bowen, R-Owensboro; and State Rep. Jerry Miller, R-Louisville. Some highlighted comments made by Rep. Rick Rand from the Kentucky Tonight segment…

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