Tick tock, tick tock, Governor

The Beshear administration has had an undeserved pass from the mainstream media about Kentucky’s looming public employee benefits disaster. But while governors in New York and New Jersey this week are getting some of that unwanted scrutiny while facing the same issue, Steve Beshear can’t avoid noticing a changing tune and wondering when it will…

Larry the economy builder

Kentucky’s Economic Development Secretary John Hindman is in for a quarter-million dollar soft landing from his full-time job, which he will now perform part-time as a “consultant” while maintaining his $250,000 state salary for one year. It gets better. Governor’s Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes will take control of the state’s corporate giveaway program as Hindman…

Would Barack Obama feed the bears?

Politicians and pundits seem to have difficulty sometimes telling the difference between government budgets and the overall economy. This is apparent in two instances this weekend. First, Sen. Barack Obama’s economic “plan” has as one of its main action items a $50 billion transfer to the states to “jumpstart the economy.” Aiding and abetting is…