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Kentucky K-12 schools paid out $11,493 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Kentucky spent $11,493 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 35th highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

14.6% of Kentucky residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Kentucky residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 14.6 percent of the state’s population, the seventh highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

U.S. Term Limits Praises Senator Rand Paul (KY) for Signing Pledge

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for members of Congress praises Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky for signing the term limits pledge. T

Kentucky offers 76 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Kentucky number 76, the 18th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Kentucky schools get 34.4% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

More than 34 percent of Kentucky public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 36th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Kentucky reach $3.5 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Kentucky amount to $3.5 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 28th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Kentucky averaged $52,952

Teachers’ salaries in Kentucky averaged $52,952 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 28th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Kentucky reach $3 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Kentucky amount to $3 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 24th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Kentucky’s public pensions are 77.6 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Kentucky’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 77.6 percent of the total, the 16th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Kentucky reach $11.9 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Kentucky amount to $11.9 billion, the 24th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Bowling Green’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Kentucky

The Bowling Green metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Kentucky, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Kentucky earns grade of A for manufacturing health

Kentucky received a grade of A on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Oldham County’s $3,004-per-month cost of living is the highest in Kentucky

Residents of Oldham County need to make $3,004 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Kentucky.

Kentucky’s public pensions are 78.7% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Kentucky’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 78.7 percent of the total, the 12th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Kentucky disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Kentucky is $28,078, study finds

College graduates in Kentucky have an average debt burden of $28,078, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 33.3% of total state, local levies in Kentucky, study finds

State income tax revenues in Kentucky represent 33.3 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

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