No, it’s the taxpayers

More Kentuckians would understand the damage to taxpayers coming our way as a result of public employee fringe benefits underfunding if the media did even a halfway decent job of covering the issue. Alas, they don’t:The pension plans are not in peril because the state can’t get out of making payments. Lower benefits for future…

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to helping discredit the dishonest and thoroughly manipulated Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, which was repealed by the legislature today.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…