Educators Aim at Own Foot

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that while our CATS assessments are officially dead, a group of die-hard CATS fans are going to publish their own CATS-like rating of our schools. Let’s talk about how silly that is. Our legislators took a hard look at things like our high college remediation rates and poor performance on federal…

What, no government Christmas?

Reports are coming in from all over the country about state and local governments cutting back on holiday celebration expenditures such as July 4th fireworks and Christmas lights. Beautiful! The shame of it is that it took so long. So many years of wasteful spending practices, debt build up, tax increases, and creative financing before…

Time to engage on real tax reform

As Frankfort’s attention turns next week to tax reform, Kentucky’s neighboring states continue to talk more about getting out of the business of taxing incomes.More about Ohio’s effort here. This would go a long way toward reducing government’s power by removing one major weapon for determining winners and losers. Taxing purchases of goods and services…