Operation: Open Records 2010 marches on! Requests were sent yesterday to obtain the check registers for the last fiscal year to those schools who opted to reply to previous records requests via their lawyers. We talked a little bit about this when it was revealed that Grant County Schools (a district with 5 schools) paid…
The TEA party movement shows no signs of weakening. In fact, the push back against high taxes, big government and constitutional disdain continues to gather strength. Click here to listen to the 90-second audio commentary.
1) A foggy window is made of glass – but it’s still hard to see through. We’ve talked for a long time about how transparency is important because it is the first step toward accountability. This is absolutely the truth. While we do have the Kentucky Open Records Act (which we have made extensive use…
In this video filmed in Frankfort, Kentucky, Rev. Jerry Stephenson discusses charter schools, race, underperforming school systems, and the tea party movement. Check this out! http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13577968&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1Pastor Jerry Stephenson, Frankfort July 2010 from freedomky on Vimeo.
The late Nobel laureate Milton Friedman will be remembered as one of the great champions of freedom at an event on the University of Louisville campus this week. Click here to read the news release.
This is the third part in our series interviewing Kentuckians about their representatives and what they want to see different about their government. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13558484&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1Can You Hear US Now? (part 3) from freedomky on Vimeo.
Farm subsidies were never meant to serve as a permanent cash cow for large farm operations. Click here to read the latest Bluegrass Perspective by our summer intern, Jourdan Causseaux. Click here to see a list of total USDA subsidies in Kentucky from 1995 to 2009.
NJ school district legal costs: An article discussing the increasing legal costs in the New Jersey school system. This is a recent interest for our Operation: Open Records 2010 project as we have written about it here and here. Apparently energy managers aren’t enough: I blogged recently about how stimulus money is being used to…
Here is the second installment of “Can You Hear US now?”, citizens speaking out about what they want to see their government do differently! http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13530964&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1Can You Hear US Now? from freedomky on Vimeo.
‘Card check’ would stifle Kentucky employers’ decisions concerning their own companies and likely result in them falling victim to unfair sanctions, subjective penalties and big fines. Click here to listen to the 90-second audio commentary. (part 1)Click here to listen to the 90-second audio commentary. (part 2)