Daily News reports on Medicaid study, Beshear’s claims that managed-care deals are near

The Bowling Green Daily News reported on the Bluegrass Institute’s recently released study warning that Kentucky’s Medicaid program is facing a crisis and needs reform. The study, authored by University of Kentucky economics professor John Garen, offers both an evaluation of the impact that Medicaid’s explosive growth has had on the nation and on Kentucky,…

Jefferson County teachers taking taxpayers to the cleaners?

Across the state, newspapers and newscasts are alive with stories of school districts having to cut back on staff. However, in teachers-union-dominated Jefferson County, the teachers are taking cash-strapped taxpayers to the cleaners. The Courier-Journal reports that Jefferson County Public Schools teachers will get a 2.5 percent pay raise this coming school year. That’s really…

Beshear takes bow for best teachers union supporter

The National Education Association awarded Gov. Beshear with its 2011 America’s Greatest Education Governor Award. But was this award for supporting teachers unions or outstanding achievement in Kentucky’s education performance? “Gov. Beshear has shown unwavering support for Kentucky’s students and educators,” said Dennis Van Roekel, president of the NEA. “He championed quality preschool programs –…