Tea Party having impact: Official actually talks cutting a tax by 40 percent!!!

Wow! The tussle over the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) is providing new evidence of Tea Party impact. The Tea Party and Northern Kentucky building contractors turned in nearly 25,000 signatures yesterday to force a referendum vote on the continued existence of the NKAPC on the November ballot. Today, Kenton County Judge Executive Steve…

Kentucky’s education commissioner protecting tax dollars

Holding up payments to Jefferson County for questionable school restaffing The Courier-Journal reports that Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday is holding up millions in school assistance funds for Persistently Low-Achieving Schools in Jefferson County until the school district provides answers about the highly controversial way staffing changes were made in these schools. The Courier…

N. Ky Tea Party pulls it off: Gathers nearly 25,000 signatures to put issue on ballot

Collaboration between freedom-loving citizens and business leaders in Kenton County, Kentucky, has borne abundant fruit. A petition drive sponsored by this coalition has collected signatures of nearly 25,000 residents of the county who want a right to vote about the continued operation of the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission or NKAPC. NKAPC was created decades…

Kentucky State Education Board and Department of Education inject a good weighting scheme for new assessments

Reversing a very contentious decision from the June meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education with Kentucky Department of Education staffers, a very weak plan for weighting various elements of the new Kentucky public school assessment program has been revised. Now, the Kentucky School Boards Association reports the following weights will be used: • 70…