Today’s Courier-Journal editorial should have been entitled: “Vote for ‘Caretaker Governor’s’ reelection.”
By supporting Gov. Steve Beshear’s attempt to borrow $167 million from next year’s budget to close Kentucky’s Medicaid spending gap, the newspaper is essentially defending a political move designed to spare the pain of tough decisions until after this fall’s election.
Fortunately, our founders established a system of checks and balances in Frankfort. Making budget decisions during the current non-budget legislative session would require a supermajority of lawmakers to agree.
We’re hoping they won’t.