Senate didn’t buy Stumbo’s gumbo

The state Senate Budget Committee has voted 10-5 to kill the bill that would have expanded gambling by legalizing Video Lottery Terminals at Kentucky horse tracks. This came following all manner of arm-twisting and other “persuasive” techniques employed by House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg. After the vote, Ron Geary, the owner of Ellis Park in…

Teachers’ union fibbing?

– Caught by Wall Street Journal The National Education Association was caught fibbing about the performance of the Washington, DC, school voucher program. Per the Wall Street Journal, the union seriously misrepresented performance of students in the voucher program, which gives students a publicly financed money voucher that they can use to attend any school,…

Editorial: End ‘state enforced price fixing’

Sunday’s editorial in the Bowling Green Daily News didn’t pull any punches in describing the harmful effects of Kentucky’s prevailing-wage policy. It called the policy “a government enforced price fixing conspiracy” on public projects. The editorial did a good job of addressing how Kentucky’s prevailing-wage policy is harmful to the commonwealth’s economy: “Rather than allowing…