‘Cap’ this policy

Even though Washington has approved the cap-and-trade climate legislation, Kathy Gornik, president of Lexington-based THIEL Loudspeakers and Bluegrass Institute chairman, points out why Americans have not done the same. Click here to read Gornik’s article in Business Lexington on the disastrous legislation. The cap-and-trade plan allows for a carbon emission trade market where if one…

‘Extremely disappointed’ over Kentucky’s entire economic-development policy

Gov. Beshear is “disappointed by today’s announcement” that Kentucky won’t receive a federal grant for a new lithium ion electric car battery factory in Hardin County. One of the reasons there is so much disappointment when a single project like this falls through is that Kentucky’s economic-development policy doesn’t produce the stream of new jobs…

Heyburn’s ruling favors bureaucrats over kids

Jefferson County Public Schools’ Superintendent Sheldon Berman responded to Tuesday’s decision by U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn III denying a request by two families seeking an injunction against the school district’s unconstitutional student-assignment plan with this gem: “It’s always difficult for parents who don’t get the decision they want.” Apparently, it doesn’t bother Berman…

Taxes, tolls or tighter spending?

I get the creeps each time I am forced to drive across the aging Interstate75/71 Brent Spence Bridge connecting Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. The problem is, replacing a bridge of that magnitude – estimated cost: $3 billion – is among the costliest of transportation projects. It’s going to cost up to $3 billion to replace…