Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

If you haven't heard, there's an election today! It's the mid-terms where every Congressman and one-third of the U.S. Senate are up for re-election. Traditionally, the party out of power in the White House picks up Congressional seat. Some see a blue wave coming. Others, a red wave. In Kentucky, there's been a red wave of new voters registering as Republican, and this will have an impact on election outcomes. Federal elections often crowd out state-level races but we cannot overlook them. Our state legislature has a big impact on our lives from tax policy, business regulations, social issues to infrastructure needs. Every state House and half of the state Senate seats are on the ballot. There's a lot at stake, so make sure you get out to vote today. The polls are open from 6am to 6pm.