Don’t just criticize spending

The Lexington Herald Leader did a nice job reporting on borrow-and-spend excesses surrounding Kentucky’s courthouses. Now it would be great to see the editorial board pile on by pushing for Gov. Beshear’s E-Transparency task force to get moving toward providing real-time information about government spending and contracts. Come on, guys. You can do it.

Value of nothing

Oscar Wilde famously said “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.” Pondering the truthfulness of this might have helped the Louisville Courier Journal in today’s effort to discuss the price of health insurance without addressing the value of it. The article bemoans the absence of universal…

A little help, please

Ahem…uh, excuse me. Is this thing on? Okay, now that I have your attention, I need your assistance. Apparently, I have been getting some attention from a national group based in Chicago who is tracking government transparency movements in the states. It would be really nice, however, if others jumped on the bandwagon. No one…

Maintain roads, hold the corruption

Sharon Roggenkamp lays the smack down on the traditionally corrupt Transportation Cabinet, but offers a solution with her criticism: “…the reputation of Governor Steven Beshear’s administration is on the line. Yet, Prather can escape his pressures using Ward’s blueprint for reform. Prather should memorize Ward’s advice: “Only rigorous day by day tough administration can guard…