Kentucky school districts swim in money while Medicaid drowns

Gov. Beshear is accusing those who oppose his avoid-all-tough-decisions-until-the-election’s-over approach to dealing with Kentucky’s Medicaid shortfall as a bunch of meanies wanting to cut funding for “our schoolchildren.” Well…..let’s see here: According to the Legislative Research Commission, local Kentucky school districts have balances of $775 million, which is 49 percent more than they had in…

BIPPS tackles meth ‘compromise’ in Herald-Leader op-ed

In his op-ed in today’s Lexington Herald-Leader, Jim Waters, vice president of policy and communications, discussed the latest attempt by some politicians and pencil pushers at law enforcement agencies to make pseudoephedrine a controlled substance. An attempt to exempt “gel” or “liquid-gel” caps from requiring a prescription is being called a compromise. But Waters writes…