Prefiled bills seek to end legislator pensions

In a recent press release, state representative David Floyd, R-Bardstown made it known that he has prefiled legislation for the 2013 General Assembly session that would end the practice of bestowing lucrative public pension benefits to Kentucky’s part-time legislators. That is certainly one way to attack the state’s egregious unfunded public pension liability. The proposed…

High pay + poor performance = rejected contract

Question: What happens Brownsville, PA when the highest paid teachers in the state have some of the poorest performing schools? Answer: The school board flatly rejects the teachers’ union’s new contract proposal. From EAGnews.org: Brownsville Area School Board director Nena Kaminsky recently made headlines when she convinced her colleagues to reject a proposed teachers union contact, and told…

Kenton County Attorney’s lawsuit involving Tea Party ballot effort tossed ‘with prejudice’

It’s a win for citizens and taxpayers Over a year ago, sharp-eyed researchers from the Tea Party in Northern Kentucky raised serious questions about the continued need for the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC). This zoning and planning commission appears redundant in the one remaining county it now serves and there are even questions…

KEA underling reveals boss hangs out at the public-pension trough

Mary Ruble, assistant deputy executive director at the Kentucky Education Association, took  issue during Tuesday’s public pensions task force meeting with a recent Bluegrass Institute claim that the state teachers union is one of several private organizations with its hand in the commonwealth’s public pension cookie jar. Ruble says “it’s simply not true” that KEA employees participate in…