Big-government addicts can’t solve the meth problem

House Bill 15, which was introduced by Shepherdsville Rep. Linda Belcher, would require prescriptions for simple cold medicines just because they happen to contain ingredients used to make the drug methamphetamine. Bluegrass Institute columnist Jim Waters writes: ”Such sensational bills allows politicians to feign doing something meaningful while avoiding real action on tough issues.” Click…

General Assembly watch: House Democrat’s resolution urges repeal of health care act

While we wait for the General Assembly to reconvene on Feb. 1, Kentuckians who support and defend constitutional principles should watch two important legislative items. On Jan. 4, Rep. Jim Gooch, D-Providence, and Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, introduced House Joint Resolution 8 which “urges Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act of 2010.” Sponsors of…

Governor wants to rearrange chairs on Kentucky Medicaid’s sinking ship deck

Gov. Beshear wants lawmakers to shift $167 million from next year’s Medicaid budget to this fiscal year so the state can “draw more federal matching money for Medicaid from federal stimulus funds,” according to the (Louisville) Courier-Journal. But that same article points that if Beshear succeeds in this legislative maneuver, “it only postpones the need…

What’s in a letter?

“What’s in a name?” Juliet posed this question in Romeo and Juliet.  She explained, “that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In Kentucky, I think we need to ask ourselves “What’s in a letter?” Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday recently published a letter to the legislature stating that…