Is this really transparency?

The Bluegrass Institute recently sent an open records request to the Office of the Governor. You can view the full request here.  In brief, the request was meant to obtain “detailed plans, analysis, projections and summaries with supporting documentation…” that the administration had that led it to claim that the Medicaid budget would break even…

Now it’s time to manage?

Now that the special session has ended, the governor and the Health and Family Services secretary have begun their work to move all Medicaid enrollees to managed care in the commonwealth. Yesterday, CHFS Secretary Janie Miller released a statement announcing that her cabinet had issued a request for proposal (RFP) seeking proposals from managed care…

Expecting educational excellence

“We have lowered our expectations to a level where getting by is considered acceptable,” wrote Hank Bond, publisher of the Greenup Beacon, in a recent column addressing problems with Kentucky’s education system. Bond, who worked as a public relations professional with a school district for a few years, offers the close-up view of one who…