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Kentucky Hospitals Important Engines for Regional-Local Economies

(February 1, 2008) - The Kentucky Hospital Association has just released a report showing how Kentucky's 120 hospitals contribute nearly $4.9 billion to the state's economy each year. According to the report, economic impact is driven by payroll and purchasing supplies and services.

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UK College of Medicine Plans to Open sites in Morehead and Murray
UK College of Medicine Plans to Open sites in Morehead and Murray
UK College of Medicine Plans to Open sites in Morehead and Murray In an effort to address the state’s shortage of doctors in rural areas, the University of Kentucky has announced long-term plans to develop regional medical school sites at Morehead State University and Murray State University. A recently completed study by the Kentucky Institute of Medicine found that Kentucky has a ratio of 213.5 doctors per 100,000 residents, compared to the national average of 267.9 doctors per 100,000.
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National Guard Congressional Report
Kentucky National Guard Serves All Over the World
National Guard Congressional Report

New Congressional Report:

National Guard Major Actor in America’s Strategic Global Conflicts

The Congressional Commission on the National Guard and Reserves made its final report to Congress on Thursday (1-31-8). Many of their recommendations are a “wake up call” to how the state National Guard units have borne a major responsibility for America’s overseas conflicts.

Commission Chairman, Arnold Punaro made the statement that , “National Guard and Reservist units comprise 44 percent of America’s force commitment in the fight against terrorism. This force also makes up 7-9 percent of the total US military budget of $450 billion dollars.”

With Kentucky units being deployed on more and more rotations in the Middle East, this issue of state resources costs and federal mandates will become a future “flash point” in the 2008-2012 federal-state intergovernmental relations budgets. The Christian Science Monitor has done an excellent job of trying to summarize this report. We offered it for your reading.

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First Skirmish in the 2008 Budget War
Downing University Center WKU
First Skirmish in the 2008 Budget War
FRANKFORT…The presidents of six state universities testified before the House of Representatives Budget Review Subcommittee on Thursday that the impact of cutting their budgets for 2008-2009 would damage higher education in Kentucky
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Home Foreclosure rate soars in 2007
Home Foreclosure rate soars in 2007
Home foreclosure rate soars in 2007 The premier data source for tracking the American housing market is Realty Trac, Inc. and in their year end overview of the current housing crisis, they reported the following: 1.The number of U.S. homes that slipped into some stage of foreclosure in 2007 was 79 percent higher than in the previous year. Many homeowners started to fall behind on mortgage payments in the last three months, setting the stage for more foreclosures this year.
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