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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - KY: Livable Wages/Working Families

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Although Tax Day 2010 has come and gone, this year some Kentuckians are celebrating the benefits of filing on time, with larger refunds and no bill for tax preparation. The Kentucky Asset Success Initiative (KASI) reports having given assistance to almost 8,000 families at 57 locati

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It's the final day to pay Uncle Sam what he's due - Tax Day. Even if you don't have what you owe, it's still your duty to file. John Young is a senior attorney with the Legal Aid Society and head of its low-income taxpayers' clinic. He says if you owe this year and you're up-fron

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky is a state of tremendous natural beauty and rich history, but it also has serious, longstanding economic challenges. According to a new report from the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), state budget shortfalls and policy barriers in higher edu

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - For many Kentuckians, saving a few hundred dollars at tax time can be a blessing. In order to receive that payoff legally, however, you need to carefully choose the person helping you prepare your income tax return. According to John Young of the Kentucky Legal Aid Society, while

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Members of the Kentucky Coalition for Responsible Lending released a yearlong study Tuesday on the economic impact of payday lending across Kentucky's 120 counties. The report concludes payday loans are damaging the state's economy. Report author Melissa Konty, research and policy

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill aimed at capping interest rates and fees on short-term loans has been filed for action in this year's session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Even in good economic times, many Kentuckians turn to payday lenders for short-term loans. Today, thousands are losing jobs, filing

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Beshear's new two-year spending proposal relies heavily on money from expanded gambling at racetracks. That's drawing criticism from the group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC), which took to the halls of the Capitol annex to sell baked goods to help lighten the deficit,

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Super-sizing your next fast food meal in Kentucky may soon include more than just fries and a 20-ounce drink. Legislation has been filed that would require restaurants in the state to post calorie information on their menus. Anita Courtney, chair of the TWEENS Nutrition and Fitnes

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