Obama Administration’s war on coal: Murray Energy Corporation fights back

Murray Energy Corporation, one of the largest employers in the U.S. coal industry, filed a lawsuit this week in the United States Court of Appeals in the D.C. Circuit against the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency. The lawsuit is intended to challenge the EPA’s devastating cap-and-tax regulations on existing coal-burning power plants that will destroy…

More secrecy: Kentucky’s public pension system refuses to shine the light on its investment practices

Two recent examples of government secrecy show that Kentucky is a long way from having the kind of transparency in its government institutions that will bring real accountability to taxpayers footing the bill: Not only are the double-and-triple dippers in Kentucky’s public pension system protected from public scrutiny, so are its investment practices. The Kentucky…

In light of Myers Middle School closing, Louisville pastors call for school choice options

“The Kentucky Black Alliance for Educational Options Pastors Coalition…is saddened by this attempt to defraud our people and cheat our students out of a great education.” The Louisville-based group’s response to the closing of Myer’s Middle School was published in an op-ed featured in the Monday edition of the Courier-Journal. In their letter, the pastors…

Talk about ‘Future Shock!’: Bankruptcy judge’s ruling further threatens Ky’s drowning pension system

In recent reports on Kentucky’s public pension crisis, the Bluegrass Institute revealed that many  of the 1,701 entities that added to the Kentucky Retirement System over the years (mostly as a result of politicians seeking to curry political favor) were nonpublic agencies added by politicians seeking to curry political favors. However, passage last year of…

Quote of the day: Has the Jefferson County teachers union boss ‘entered the federal witness protection program?’

“Has JCTA President Brent McKim entered the federal witness protection program? With some teachers forced to buy their own chalk, why hasn’t their union chief, to paraphrase Mr. Shakespeare,‘troubled deaf heaven with his bootless cries?’ The silence from the Jefferson County legislative delegation is also deafening. Aren’t they just a tad disappointed that the millions…