“We’ve gotta be just like the private sector in government. We must be responsible. We’ve got to live within our means.”
I wrote yesterday about the “Frisbee-golf” spending in the recently proposed Lexington city budget. Brenna Angel from WUKY is reporting that the city council has accepted that budget however there were some dissenting votes.
Council member Dianne Lawless voted against the senseless spending additions in the budget and was quoted as saying:
“There are many things in here that are not essential services. And that’s where we are right now.”
According to the article, mayor Jim Gray plans to use his line item veto power with regards to the budget.
I commend those who can make tough budget decisions in tough times.
Garen is warning in a new report for the institute that will be released next week that Medicaid is on an unsustainable path towards fiscal disaster, putting Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens at risk.
Waters is guest hosting today for Leland Conway on “The Pulse,” which airs 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
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Today, records requests were submitted to Knox and Carter County Schools to obtain the most recent performance evaluations for their superintendents. Both of these school districts were featured in our investigative report “Rewarding Failure: The rubber-stamping of Kentucky’s superintendent performance evaluations.“
We will be following up the the four districts we profiled to see how this year’s evaluations compare with last.
We already know that the Knox County Schools superintendent has received a perfect score this years evaluation…details to come.
Unfunded pension liabilities are a big problem in Kentucky…at every level. State, county, and local governments are all struggling.