Recently Newport Independent Schools made some waves with a leadership assessment report that concluded:
Bluegrass Institute adjunct scholar John Garen took part in a panel discussion last night about the United States debt limit and the size/scope of government.
This week Vermont strengthened its open records laws to reimburse the requesting citizen’s legal fees if they win in a denial appeal. This is a small but great win for the transparency movement! There were other minor changes to the law that enhanced transparency as well.
Kentucky’s lawmakers need to follow suit and continue to enhance transparency in Kentucky. For starters they could begin releasing preliminary documents so citizens can see the process behind decision making.
Contact your legislator and tell them you want to talk about transparency!
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We recently submitted an open records request to obtain the proposal that was provided to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services by University Health Care, Inc. (Passport Health Plan) for Fiscal Year 2011 services including all exhibits, appendices, attachments, and other associated documentation that was part of the negotiation basis for the contract negotiated with University Health Care, Inc.
You can can up with the request process here.
“The Bush and Obama administrations pumped $80 billion in taxpayer money into Chrysler and GM, with Obama guiding the companies into bankruptcy. The companies are now reporting profits, Chrysler has paid back all but $1.3 billion of its federal infusion, and the White House says the overall loss to taxpayers will be $14 billion, far less than first expected.” –Associated Press