Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo sent out a press release Thursday evening including the following:
“This has been a highly productive time for all of Kentucky, from resolving the current budget crisis to enacting a multi-billion dollar road plan and greatly improving school testing. We have done our work efficiently and transparently.”
It’s hard to get too excited about the way legislators dealt with “the current budget crisis.” It would be more accurate to say that they pushed off the current year’s overspending to future years.
And as far as the transparency goes, we should just consider ourselves fortunate that Stumbo’s and Senate President David Williams’ twin legislative power grab and secrecy bill efforts weren’t “highly productive.”