Education task force’s report: Nothing but a bunch of mumbo jumbo

The much-ballyhooed report from Gov. Steve Beshear’s education task force fizzled like a popped balloon. ”Breaking New Ground” was really full of the same ol’ mumbo jumbo, concerned more about pleasing all education stakeholders and quieting Kentuckians who are discontented with plummeting test scores and graduation rates. By the way, how are Kentucky’s white fourth-graders…

Monday Links: transparency, logic, and Medicaid

Where’s the transparency!? – Remember all those promises on the campaign trail about transparency in the administration? It appears maybe the administration doesn’t remember. Where’s the logic? – Economist Russ Roberts debunks Larry Summers economics “logic” regarding Japan and the recent tragedy there. Medicaid records requests – some records requests were recently sent to the…

Governor’s Medicaid plan: Prohibit spending cuts, reduce hospital reimbursements by 35 percent

Reporting on next week’s scheduled special session, Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh reports: “Gov. Behear unveiled his plan for filling a gaping hole in the state’s Medicaid budget, created when Kentucky received fewer federal stimulus dollars than anticipated.” That’s true. But that doesn’t give this administration carte blanche to refuse spending cuts as an option…