March 29, 2012 - 11:56am
Promising new data shows Kentucky economy growing... with more growth on the way.
Two economic data points updated yesterday by the Federal Reserve show that daffodils aren't the only things blooming in Kentucky. As of the fourth quarter of 2011, Kentucky per capita income finally reached pre-recession levels, and the Federal Reserve's leading index forecasts Kentucky...
December 7, 2011 - 10:30am
Local news for December 7, 2011
"Governor Steve Beshear today announced Mingua Beef Jerky Inc., a family-owned manufacturer of assorted flavors of beef jerky, will expand into a new 30,000-square-foot building in the Paris/Bourbon County Industrial Park.
October 21, 2011 - 7:14pm
"Everybody in this body knows that the American people want us to do something about the jobs crisis. What Republicans have been saying is that raising taxes on business owners isn't the way to do it."
Here in The Arena, we like to give our readers a chance to hear both sides of public policy issues. Brother Keith Rouda just finished giving us an interesting series of articles about “What McConnell won’t tell you about unemployment,” in which he attempts to put a bit of...
October 21, 2011 - 11:00am
Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans agrily charge that government does not create jobs. Only the private sector creates jobs. This is ridiculous. Governments provide real and valuable services to people who pay for them with real and valuable dollars. And real and valuable people do the work... until those governments get starved, the workers all get laid off, and the services stop being provided.
Mitch McConnell talks about the lack of improvement in unemployment as if he had no role in it. But the reality is that despite his claims that uncertainty and regulation are preventing employers from hiring, the private sector has, slowly, started hiring. It is the collapse of local government...
November 7, 2011 - 3:45pm
Mitch McConnell's cynical and callous attitude toward the unemployed stems from more than his single-minded focus on bringing down the duly elected president of the United States of America. Those segments of society hardest hit by high unemployment didn't vote for Republicans even before they were unemployed.
One thing that needs to be noted, and which makes it easier to understand McConnell's utter lack of concern for the unemployed, is that unemployment has not been distributed equally throughout the economy. The unemployed didn't vote Republican even before they were unemployed.