Quote of the day: Keystone and Ky

“Unfortunately, President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline and freeze out over 20,000 jobs comes as no surprise to me. This administration’s anti-development, anti-coal, and anti-job policies are out of touch with working families, our serious economic challenges, and our need for reliable, low-cost energy resources. Throughout my region, we’ve seen this contempt…

Professor emeritus: ‘There will be no turning back’ if UPike is added to state dole

Tom Schrodt, professor emeritus of chemical engineering at the University of Kentucky, offers some fact-driven analysis on why the University of Pikeville should not be added to the state’s higher-education system. Schrodt takes a look back at what happened when the University of Louisville was added to the state system in the 1960s and how supporters’ proposal…

Question(s) of the day: Meth pseudo claims go unchallenged … unless you’re opposed to Rx mandate

Why is it that if you support the proposed mandate in Frankfort prohibiting law-abiding Kentuckians from purchasing a box of Sudafed without a prescription that you can saw whatever you want, quote whatever misleading facts you want and enjoy having your claims go largely unchallenged by the (Louisville) Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader? Why is it…

First International School Choice/Reform Conference loaded with information

The First International School Choice/Reform Conference brought together some of the leading researchers in school choice and reform issues along with a number of other individuals who are involved with the struggle to improve schools across the country. I presented a paper about pitfalls to interpreting the National Assessment of Educational Progress, which was very…

Is an ‘innovative and nimble’ plan possible without right to work, tax reform?

With a “new” approach to economic development, does this mean that Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will be traveling to Frankfort soon to promote proven economic-strengthening policies, including right-to-work and the kind of tax reform that favors job creators? While those policies would favor Fischer’s goal to make River City’s economic plan “innovative and nimble,” some of them would not sit…

It’s common sense vs. big government tonight on KET

Rep. Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, will discuss his proposal to improve Kentucky’s system of tracking illegal purchases of pseudoedphedrine on KET’s Kentucky Tonight … tonight at 8 p.m. (eastern). Pseudoephedrine is a necessary ingredient for the manufacture of the dangerous and destructive methamphetamine drug. Yonts will be joined by Major Tony King of the Jefferson County…