Taking liberty to the airwaves: Preview of Medicaid un-sustainability report on the radio … today

Jim Waters, the institute’s vice president of policy and communications, will interview University of Kentucky economist John Garen, Ph.D., about the future of Kentucky’s Medicaid program today at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) on “The Pulse” on Lexington’s NewsRadio 630 WLAP-AM. Garen is warning in a new report for the institute that will be released next week…

Knox, Carter County schools records requests

Today, records requests were submitted to Knox and Carter County Schools to obtain the most recent performance evaluations for their superintendents. Both of these school districts were featured in our investigative report “Rewarding Failure: The rubber-stamping of Kentucky’s superintendent performance evaluations.“ We will be following up the the four districts we profiled to see how…

Join us for the release of ‘An Unsustainable Path’

Medicaid is on an unsustainable path towards fiscal disaster, putting Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens at risk. Today, 2 out of 3 children on Medicaid are denied appointments with specialists, compared to only 1 in 10 privately-insured children. Without essential, sweeping reform, Medicaid will continue wasting Kentucky‚Äôs resources on a grossly overexpanded enrollee base while failing…

Do you have an extra $1400?

Unfunded pension liabilities are a big problem in Kentucky…at every level. State, county, and local governments are all struggling. CNBC published a story about a study conducted by two finance professors who claim that local governments will need to tax citizens by an average of $1400 more each year to cover the costs of rising…

Lexington budget and Frisbee golf

Recently, the Lexington City Council took a look at mayor Jim Gray’s proposed budget that featured spending reduction in times of financial distress. According to an article by Beverly Fortune in the Lexington Herald-Leader yesterday, the city council made some changes. One of the changes is to provide $150,000 for a Frisbee golf addition to…