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Kentucky ranks 24th in annual tax climate ranking

Kentucky finished 24th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College basketball coach is highest-paid public employee in Kentucky

John Calipari, head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, earned $9.3 million in 2018, making Calipari the highest-paid public employee in Kentucky last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Kentucky to reach $1.73 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Kentucky arts agencies are projected to reach $1.73 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 39 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Kentucky levies a total tax on lodging of 7%

Hotel room bills in Kentucky tack on a total state lodging tax of 7 percent, the 14th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

2,642 borrowers in Kentucky filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Kentucky who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 2,642, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$239.7 million in federal research dollars flowed to Kentucky in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Kentucky totaled $239.7 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Kentucky received nearly $7 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $6,962,520 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Kentucky, the 18th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Kentucky 2-year college students pay $5,310 in tuition and fees

Kentucky two-year colleges charged students $5,310 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 11th highest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

6 U.S. House members from Kentucky make $174,000 annually

Each of the six U.S. House of Representatives members representing Kentucky draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Kentucky 4-year university tuitions jumped 79.8% over 15 years

Kentucky four-year public university tuition and fees went from $6,063 in 2004-05 to $10,902 in 2019-20, the 10th largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Kentucky legislators make base salary of $188.22 per day

State lawmakers in Kentucky now draw a base salary of $188.22 per day, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Kentucky community college tuitions jumped 45.5% over 15 years

Kentucky two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $3,752 in 2004-05 to $5,460 in 2019-20, the 21st largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Kentucky governor makes annual salary of $148,781

The governor of Kentucky now draws a yearly salary of $148,781, the 23rd highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Kentucky K-12 schools spent $7.7 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Kentucky spent an estimated $7.7 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 0.7 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Kentucky children in foster care numbered 9,355 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Kentucky at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 9,355, a 14.8 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Kentucky, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Kentucky is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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