Perhaps Kentucky’s state government can’t afford to own so many state parks:
“Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder said no new revenue for the state treasury would mean three to five layoffs in his agency plus more furlough days than the three Gov. Steve Beshear has recommended along with deep cuts in numerous local community projects funded by grants from the state.”
“Such gloom-and-doom scenarios were offered up by state officials who said they could be avoided only if the financially strapped state budget receives additional dollars.”
The Lexington Herald Leader has a laundry list of nonessential services that are trying to get their constituents organized for a tax increase campaign.
Given Kentucky’s growing tradition of spending tax dollars we don’t have, however, the proper thing to do is to draw a line in the sand and wave bye-bye to everything on the far side of that line. To do otherwise is to ensure that we never learn from the mistakes that got us where we are now.