Boxing Kentucky educrats’ ears

Never one to hold his rhetorical punches, Bluegrass Institute policy and communications director Jim Waters thrashes Louisville school officials trying to play duck-and-cover with data on failing schools: “In responding to the report, Jefferson County Schools’ research director Bob Rodosky claimed the district, which enrolls nearly half of all black public-school students in Kentucky, was…

HillaryCare without the pantsuit

Great new video from the CATO Institute explains that Sen. Barack Obama’s healthcare plan is more ambitious than HillaryCare in expanding the government’s role in personal health decisions. Here’s the money quote from Director of Health Policy Studies Michael Cannon: “He would create a new government program that would essentially double the size of the…

Lexington Rep. sounds alarm on jobless fund

Rep. Bill Farmer sent a letter to Gov. Steve Beshear last week urging swift action on the state’s fast-shrinking unemployment insurance fund. “Several months ago, I contacted Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary Jonathan Miller regarding this situation. At that time, I proposed the idea of merging our state’s unemployment tax returns with the withholding tax…