Arizona’s better health insurance idea

Gov. Steve Beshear has said a lot about his desire to expand dependency on government by signing more Kentucky children up on government-provided health insurance. Legislators in Arizona have a better idea, which involves allowing insurance policies to be sold without unneeded state mandates, like alcohol abuse treatment. Kentucky could also attract more insurance competition…

Fifth best at what?

Gov. Steve Beshear’s Chief of Staff is all atwitter with the news that Site Selection Magazine has named Kentucky’s corporate welfare scheming as the fifth most prolific in the nation for 2008. “Kentucky has been very aggressive in its economic development strategy under the leadership of Gov. Beshear, and this ranking demonstrates our work is…

New Federal Study Finds Four Major Supplemental Reading Programs Don’t Work

A new federal study on four reading comprehension programs for fifth grade students came to a disturbing conclusion. Three of the programs had no effect, and the fourth actually had a negative effect. Education Week reports (subscription), “that Project CRISS, developed by Creating Independence Through Student-Owned Strategies; Read About, produced by Scholastic Inc.; and Read…

Really? Is that it?

A pro-federal stimulus group in Virginia has put up at tv attack ad against a gubernatorial candidate there who opposed borrowing money to prop up the state’s unemployment fund. And increase benefits. And cause taxpayers to dig deeper in their pockets to pay back those borrowed funds. Seriously, is this all they’ve got? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQSMh0k793I] Kentucky…