My, aren’t you generous?

A University of Kentucky press release yesterday trumpeted the donation by UK Healthcare of 7000 hours medical personnel time to the World Equestrian Games, but doesn’t properly credit the people making the donation. That would be Kentucky taxpayers. The World Equestrian Games will be in Lexington Sept 25 to October 10, 2010.

Using Obama’s rhetoric against Beshear

The Wall Street Journal’s idea for saving $40 billion in the Obama bailout of states is Kentucky’s idea for saving the Commonwealth $130 million a year. It’s as simple as eliminating the requirement of prevailing (union) wages for public construction projects. In his Inaugural Address yesterday, as WSJ notes, Obama urged setting aside “worn-out dogmas”…

Mixing religion and taxes

Lexington Herald Leader columnist Larry Dale Keeling looks into the abyss of state government obligations and comes away with his faith in the status quo unshaken: “Democrats spread the gospel of raising new revenue as a means of avoiding a “scorched earth” destiny for various state agencies and services.” “Where this gospel is concerned, Republicans…

Turning pension mess to stimulus?

Don’t show this to Gov. Steve Beshear. Kentucky officials have messed around and messed around with the growing public employee fringe benefits disaster for decades, apparently hoping it would just go away. Of course, it hasn’t. The commonsense solution would involve properly funding growing obligations at the expense of other spending desires less critical to…