State revenue is up…so now what?

Earlier today, Governor Steve Beshear mentioned on Twitter that he was excited about revenues being up this month: According to the Courier-Journal article that the governor references, this amounts to roughly $62.1 million more than a year ago. That’s pretty good. I think we all probably wish our personal revenue was up 8% over last…

Business vs. Labor

As the battle between business and labor grows more contentious, the threat to the private sector is becoming more severe. This week, Lexington’s conservative radio host and blogger Leland Conway chronicled the recent battle between the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Seattle-based company, Boeing. While Kentucky is not involved directly in the battle,…

Meth plan would exacerbate prescription drug abuse crisis

Kentucky faces a prescription-drug abuse crisis that Gov. Beshear rightly described in his recent congressional testimony as “the fastest growing, most prolific substance abuse issue facing our country.” That’s precisely why Kentucky lawmakers rightly resisted proposed legislation during the 2011 session of the Kentucky General Assembly to require prescriptions for purchasing cold and allergy products…

How much higher can college tuition go?

We wrote earlier on a study by The Family Foundation of Kentucky last year reporting that Kentucky’s colleges and universities have failed to control costs and have been increasing tuition rates that far outstrip median households. But that didn’t stop the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky from seeking a 6 percent increase…