From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Child advocates are lining up their legislative priorities for the upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly and capping interest rates on payday loans looks like item number one. Last week, Ohio voters upheld a new state law reducing annual interest rates on payday loans from 391-percent to 28-percent. […]
The Kentucky Youth Advocates organization is asking Governor Steve Beshear and state lawmakers to find new sources of revenue instead of cutting budgets to offset a projected revenue shortfall.
A report released Monday says that only about half of the Kentucky children eligible for health insurance under a state Medicaid program are signed up for the coverage. The report was issued by a coalition of groups that includes Kentucky Youth Advocates. Executive Director Terry Brooks says it’s estimated that some 60,000 Kentucky children are not […]