Gov. Steve Beshear dragged his feet last year on providing taxpayers much-promised transparency of government spending with a user-friendly, searchable web site. Then at the first of this year, he dragged his feet some more.
Well, the transparency web site is up, but Beshear’s promise remains unkept. But don’t ask me. Let’s ask retired state employee Ralph Long, a Lexington Democrat who actually ran for the state House in 2004 against Rep. Stan Lee. Surely he was impressed with Gov. Beshear’s effort, right?
Long said “it doesn’t go nearly far enough. We need a lot more detail. The information is available, a lot already in digital format.”