CJ attacks Bluegrass Institute, again

The editors at the Louisville Courier Journal get pretty verbose when they are upset. Friday, they got upset at the Bluegrass Institute to helping discredit the dishonest and thoroughly manipulated Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, which was repealed by the legislature today. Here is what they said about us: “It’s understandable why the conservative, educationally revanchist…

Eating tomorrow’s golden eggs today

The Kentucky state Senate, after voting Thursday to further weaken the public employee benefits system, has abandoned all pretense to fiscal responsibility. The mainstream media generally doesn’t pay much attention to the $30 billion and growing public employee benefits nightmare. Indeed, precious little mention of last month’s $50 million raid on the health fund can…

Beware of the scary taxpayer!

This hasn’t been a good year for government transparency. While President Barack Obama was showing us he didn’t really mean it when he said the public would be given five days to view and comment on bills before he signed them, Kentucky’s House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Budget Chairman Rick Rand have bottled up a…

Beshear spins state big-pork listing

Gov. Steve Beshear expressed excitement and pride in a high national ranking that doesn’t hold up to much scrutiny. “Kentucky is proud to finish as one of the top 10 in the nation for business expansion activity during 2008,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “This ranking demonstrates that even through tough economic times, Kentucky can still…