The effort to get Kentucky’s government spending posted to the internet has been quite interesting. The mainstream media, whose legal staffs regularly do battle to protect their own right to information, have been largely silent on this effort.
And despite politicians of both the Republican and Democratic parties claiming to favor rooting out corruption and waste, until a couple of months ago there were only two legislative bills to post spending online. In the 2008 session, there was a decent effort by Rep. Jim DeCesare to start toward open government, and a pitiful joke of a bill by Rep. Don Pasley that made a mockery of the idea.
So it is interesting now to see some indication of a slowly-developing partisan battle to be more transparent than the other guys in Frankfort.
Just pick up the pace, okay guys?