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…

CATS killing time

The House Education Committee announced Friday afternoon it will consider on Monday SB 1, to repeal the disgraced CATS school assessment program. The bill previously passed the Senate unanimously. In 2008, a similar bill failed to gain approval by even a single Democratic Senator before dying in the House without a hearing.

A healthy response from Mitch McConnell

As the Obama Administration gears up its healthcare reform efforts, free market advocates have very good reason to be concerned. Meanwhile, a comment from Kentucky’s Sen. Mitch McConnell is being used as “evidence” by big-government fans that their approach is actually the way to go. McConnell said: “Forcing free market plans to compete with these…

Digging a hole to prosperity

Gov. Steve Beshear issued a statement Thursday night expressing his pleasure that Kentucky is about to pick up another $400 million in debt as part of the new road plan. Not to worry, though. Our “financial experts” are “comfortable.” Beshear said: “This plan also creates a state stimulus effort through the use of a $400…