Edelen’s ‘ghost government’ efforts could create millions of new auditors

By Jim Waters American revolutionary James Otis gets credit for saying: “Taxation without representation is tyranny.” Whoever said it, those words ring just as true here today in Kentucky as they did in 18th century colonial Massachusetts. Thankfully, State Auditor Adam Edelen also is demonstrating his belief in this founding principle with his initiative to…

Courier-Journal features BIPPS’ public pension transparency letter

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal this morning. Please visit the newspaper’s site and leave your thoughts in the comment section!  Interested in how much a legislator earns for part-time work in Frankfort? No problem! You can find out through the Kentucky Open Records Act. Do you want to know…

Make Kentucky public pensions transparent now

Public pension debt is sinking Kentucky and it is being done behind closed doors.   Demand that legislators make the public pension system transparent! Included in KRS 61.661 is language that ensures public pension disbursements are not subject to open records laws.Kentucky has been broken by a $34 billion unfunded public pension liability and taxpayers…