Are the golden geese about to die?

Economic reality is forcing cities to outsource jobs. San Jose, Calif., dropped its janitorial staff and hired outside contractors. Other California cities following suit include Maywood, which is cutting its entire staff as other city or county entities pick up the work, and Lakewood, which contracts out 40 percent of its services. Johns Creek, Ga.,…

Can you hear us now?

We hit the pavement and asked Kentuckians want they want to see different about their government.  This is what they had to say (part 1)… http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13473613&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1Can You Hear US Now? from freedomky.

Make it 10

More families join lawsuit against Jefferson County busing plan Adding to a story we’ve been tracking for some time, Wave-3 TV reports that still more families have joined the lawsuit against the Jefferson County Public Schools’ onerous busing plan that offers little hope that bad schools will improve. This busing plan forces some Jefferson County…

Civic leaders in Cincinnati get it: Teachers union contracts can stifle educational improvement

Civic leaders in Cincinnati get it: Teachers union contracts can stifle educational improvement The Sunday print edition of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Enquirer has a rather remarkable letter to the community from a host of the area’s civic leaders. This “Letter to the Community from Strive Partnership” pulls no punches about how the current contract between…