Poll finds majority of Kentucky voters think DEI should be left up to businesses, institutions

BY: - February 13, 2024

A majority of Kentucky voters believe businesses and institutions should make their own decisions regarding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs without politicians’ input, a new poll found.  According to results released Tuesday by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, a poll of 625 registered Kentucky voters found 71% believe businesses and institutions should be […]

Effort to move Kentucky’s statewide elections to presidential years moves forward in legislature

BY: - January 17, 2024

FRANKFORT — The Senate passed legislation Wednesday that moves the state a step closer to holding its elections during presidential election years. Senate Bill 10 proposes a constitutional amendment allowing Kentucky elections for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and other constitutional officers, in even-numbered years. Senators voted 26-9, with Republican Sens. Adrienne Southworth, of Lawrenceburg, […]

Anti-DEI bill seeks to remove ‘trauma-informed approach’ for Kentucky schools from state law

BY: - January 16, 2024

FRANKFORT — A bill aimed at preventing education funding to go to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging frameworks in K-12 schools would also remove language protecting “trauma-informed” methods in Kentucky schools if the bill remains unchanged as it makes its way through the General Assembly.  Part of recently-filed Senate Bill 93 from Sen. Stephen Meredith, […]

Kentucky Senate leader files bill to curb ‘divisive concepts’ in public higher education

BY: - January 4, 2024

FRANKFORT — Employees and students could sue public universities and colleges in Kentucky on grounds they were discriminated against for rejecting “divisive concepts” defined in a new bill introduced in the Kentucky legislature. Senate Bill 6 says students and employees whose claims are successful could be awarded up to $100,000.  The sponsor, Senate Majority Whip Mike […]