Educators tap dance as legislators call the tune

Greater transparency and accountability may have exposed padded student counts Kentucky Department of Education briefers unsuccessfully tried to tap dance today around a firestorm that has blown up over the next school year’s funding for preschools. Their two-step involved one of the most confusing presentations I have ever heard in a state legislative meeting (for…

Kentucky Energy Equation Quote of the Day

“President Obama, acting through the EPA, has stifled the mining industry.  EPA’s strangulation by regulation is the cause for today’s hearing but it is by no means the only front in this Administration’s War on Coal.  “Indeed, the Obama Administration is attacking coal on all numerous fronts.  In Kentucky, EPA is delaying, denying, or obstructing the permits…

NEWS ALERT: Institute’s exposé: Legislators’ pensions a modern day ‘gold rush’

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – A new report by the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank, holds legislators primarily responsible for the commonwealth’s public-pension crisis, noting that politicians of both parties have demonstrated “flat-out greed and disrespect for the public treasury” by adding benefits for political gain and enriching themselves at taxpayers’ expense. “Defenders of the status quo…

Taking liberty to the airwaves: New BIPPS pension report author Lowell Reese joins Joe Elliott this afternoon

Lowell Reese, author of “Future Shock: Kentucky Politiicans’ Opulent Pensions Have Become a Modern-Day Gold Rush,” a new report by the Bluegrass Institute, will join award winning talk-show host on “The Joe Elliott Show” on 970 WGTK-AM today at 1 p.m. (EDT). “The Joe Elliott Show” is broadcast weekdays from Noon to 3 p.m. EDT.…