Auditor Edelen working to bring transparency to special taxing districts

Making strides towards greater transparency is something that all Kentuckians should be excited about. For instance… Kenucky’s Auditor of Public Accounts, Adam Edelen, said in a press release this morning that he plans to shed light on the state’s special taxing districts. These districts account for anywhere between $500 million and $1.5 billion in taxpayer…

VIDEO: Liberty Awards

I just uploaded the video from the Liberty Awards that we did in louisville (05/24/12). I will also post the keynote from Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY). For a recap of the events check out Phil Impellizzeri’s post. Also go check out the pictures at facebook. playlist: 00:00 Jim Waters 10:00 Representative Mike Cherry (D) 16:30…

Planning for Kentucky’s Future

The 2004 publication “Planning for Kentucky’s Future” is now available on FreedomKentucky.org here. This publication asks: What the role of Kentucky’s government should be? What the vision for the state should be ? What are the essential services government must provide? How do we know our government is doing a good job? How much should…

Care to guess what the retirement system’s debt is?

Below is a frightening quote from the upcoming release Future Shock: Kentucky’s Politicians’ Opulent Pensions Have Become A Modern-Day Gold Rush. According to the Legislative Research Commission, the state’s current debt from borrowing is $9.6 billion – an impressive amount, but no so much compared to the retirement systems’ debt, which is 34.5 billion. As…

Kentuckians’ standard of living in jeopardy

This is a quote from the upcoming report Future Shock: Kentucky Politicians’ Opulent Pensions Have Become a Modern-Day Gold Rush.  …the main message of this story resides in the subsurface — the attitude of the General Assembly…demonstrated by flat-out greed and disrespect for the public treasury, which now has put the standard of living of…