News release: KFC Yum! Center’s finances, lack of transparency distasteful to Kentucky taxpayers

For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, January 31, 2013 KFC Yum! Center’s finances, lack of transparency distasteful to Kentucky taxpayers (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Despite the fact that $649 million of the $1 billion price tag for downtown Louisville’s new KFC Yum! Center comes from taxpayers statewide, the arena’s Authority operates behind closed doors, according to a recent…

Kentucky’s colleges training too many elementary school teachers

Education Week just published an article about states where the college system is producing too many elementary school teachers for the available jobs (subscription?). Kentucky is an over-producer. Per EdWeek, Kentucky has a demand for 730 new elementary school teachers but the supply from colleges is 1,275. That means 545 Kentucky college graduates won’t have…

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…