Guess who’s paying attention

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has decided that tax increases and more government spending is settled science.But others aren’t so sure.It really is amazing we are still having this conversation. I’m counting the days until our federal government uses our own money to prevent us from buying Chinese which would otherwise, I’m guessing, be…

Will we be asked to bail out WEG, too?

Previously unconfirmed rumors about strife between Lexington officials and state officials over the stalled progress on the 2010 World Equestrian Games has turned into off-the-record confirmation from trusted sources versus on-the-record denials from the usual suspects. On Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear had a meeting of his Governor’s Advisory Commission set up to deal with the…

CATS Audit Mess # 2 – Not Minding the Store

The new “Performance Audit of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Oversight of State Assessment Contracts” is loaded with evidence of what State Representative Brad Montell calls an “unbelievably convoluted, mixed-up mess.” Among messiest findings of all, for those who know the history, are the audit’s listings of deficiencies in the department’s administration of the CATS…