Jim Waters, Bluegrass Institute vice president of policy and communications, will appear on 84WHAS in Louisville on Monday at 7:35 a.m. EDT to discuss the current legislative battle in Frankfort over how to balance the commonwealth’s deficit-ridden Medicaid budget.
Here’s the exchange:
Cruise: According to the Bluegrass Institute, you had promised $250 million in savings for the current two-year budget. That did not happen. Now, you’re going to pull another almost $170 million out of next year’s Medicaid budget to kind of plug a hole in it. Governor, in all honesty, is that a solution or a Band-Aid?
Governor: “Well Tony, first of all, the Bluegrass Institute’s stuff is a bunch of baloney. You know, that’s a right-wing think tank composed of one person that puts his blog up on the line all the time.”
Listen to the full interview (about 7 minutes long) here.