Are the days of Frankfort’s closed-door budget meetings coming to an end?

The days of Kentucky’s political bigwigs meeting behind closed doors with armed guards posted during critical budget discussions may be coming to an end. Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and Rep. Jim DeCesare, R-Rockfield, are filing legislation that would require online posting of Kentucky’s checkbook in a searchable database. I wrote about their proposals in a…

Deny all or save some?

Public charter schools may not save every Kentucky child trapped in a failing school. Harriet Tubman didn’t rescue every slave, either. But Virginia Walden Ford, executive director of DC Opportunity Scholarships, points out that 300 slaves were freed because of Tubman. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtuYNHarbB4] While Ford spoke about scholarships in her city, the same point applies to…

Charter School Petition

Parents please take a few moments to sign the petition for Charter Schools in Kentucky at putkidsfirstky.org. The petition asked legislators to support Representative Brad Montell’s new bill, House Bill 79. The bill will allow for the creation of charter schools in Kentucky. Give Kentucky’s kids a chance for a better education by signing today.

Big Government health care: False choices

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, recently summed up the House version of health care reform: “What we’ve decided to do today is abandon the very principles of America.” Rogers also blisters the Democratic plan for offering “false choices” by insisting “it’s either (a government-run system) or nothing.” Watch his statement before Big Government makes it disappear…