How did Kentucky nonprofits end up taxed?

by Sam Dick | LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Frustration and even anger — that’s how the leaders of some Kentucky nonprofits are reacting to the new 6 percent service tax. From taxing ticket sales to galas and fundraisers to taxing sponsorships, nonprofits are having to adjust to a new financial landscape. Thousands of Kentucky nonprofits are…

Report questions state ambulance policy

by JUSTIN STORY, jstory@bgdailynews.com –  A recent report from a Louisville-based policy think tank calls for the phasing out of the certificate of need requirement for ground ambulance services statewide and the immediate suspension of the requirement in Kentucky’s most populous counties. Issued by the Pegasus Institute, the report – “Certificate of Need: Kentucky’s CON Regulations and…

JCPS critic Hal Heiner voted chairman of state education board

by Darcy Costello, Louisville Courier Journal – JCPS critic Hal Heiner resigns cabinet post as Kentucky Education and Workforce Development to join Kentucky Board of Education. April 17, 2018 Michael Clevenger, Louisville Courier Journal FRANKFORT, Ky. — In a move that could have ramifications for Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky’s education board selected Hal Heiner as its chairman. Heiner,…

Democrats ask Bevin to reverse order ending worker-safety board. Here’s his response.

by JACK BRAMMER, jbrammer@herald-leader.com –  FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration rejected a request Tuesday from Democrats in the Kentucky Senate to rescind an executive order that abolishes the board responsible for safety regulations in workplaces and transfers its powers to the state labor secretary. Abolishing the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board harms the health and…