Do we need KACo?

During tight budget times, the questions should not stop with: Has the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) implemented the kind of internal controls that will prevent future agency officials from tucking taxpayers’ dollars in bikini strings and using KACo credit cards for escort services. The questions shouldn’t even end with: Will KACo be more transparent…

They are keeping an eye on us…

I blogged yesterday on the excitement around our 2010 Open Records Project getting underway with the filing of over 30 records requests for superintendent performance evaluations in under-performing districts.  It seems the Kentucky School Boards Association has been keeping tabs; they were sure to inform their followers on Twitter… Yup! That’s us! The evaluations have…

Tuesday Links

Who has a better understanding of economics? Hmm… BP is offering to compensate folks in the gulf for lost wages, profits, etc… Of course there is some paper work involved in this process.  But don’t worry, the White House is thinking about sending the National Guard to help fill out that paperwork.  Cool. Wait…what!? The…

Open the FOIA floodgates!

We submitted 35 open records requests yesterday as part of our 2010 Open Records Project! These requests were submitted to school districts across the state who have not made adequate yearly progress or have schools in them that have not made adequate yearly progress according to No Child Left Behind. Stay tuned for more details…

Monday links

Lots o’ neat stuff today, check out these links! The latest EconTalk podcast features a discussion about prohibition in the early 20th century and it’s cultural and economic impact.  An interesting discussion in light of the much debated war on drugs. If you aren’t following FreedomKentucky on Twitter…well then…well…you should be. Cato recently blogged an…