How important is golf? What about fire protection?

I wrote yesterday about the city of Lexington subsidizing golf courses, a practice which, fortunately, has been questioned by some on the city council. Given the budget crunch Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is experiencing, it seems that the  $1 million annual loss from operating these courses could be put to use for more important things…say…

Lower the price of Kentucky’s legislature

Once again, we have a special legislative session. And once again, newspapers trot out that special session legislative days cost tens of thousands of dollars. So what? As I’ve noted before, regular legislative session days are close to 18 times more expensive than special session days. In that post, I offered to correct my calculation…