Thursday’s Lexington Forum debate on ‘right to work’ features BIPPS vice chairman, Lexington attorney

Warren Rogers, a Lexington businessman and vice chairman of the Bluegrass Institute board of directors, will debate attorney Richard Dawahare on the issue of right to work at Thursday’s meeting of the Lexington Forum. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the University of Kentucky’s Hillary J. Boone Center. Kentucky…

Kentucky’s education commissioner explains the new accountability system

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday provides a brief but interesting overview of Kentucky’s new public school assessment and accountability program in this Ledger-Independent article. What remains to be seen is how well Kentucky’s new assessment and accountability program follows through on reducing the achievement gaps that have continued to plague the state for decades.…

Gambling got its shot, let’s move on to other solutions

The Kentucky Senate voted Thursday on the expanded gambling amendment. By a 16-21 vote, the measure to allow up to seven casinos in Kentucky was denied. Regardless of where you stand on legalizing casinos for recreational purposes, one thing we can celebrate is the end of a terrible “solution” to the state’s budget problem. The…