No, it’s the taxpayers

More Kentuckians would understand the damage to taxpayers coming our way as a result of public employee fringe benefits underfunding if the media did even a halfway decent job of covering the issue. Alas, they don’t:The pension plans are not in peril because the state can’t get out of making payments. Lower benefits for future…

CJ attacks Bluegrass Institute, again

The editors at the Louisville Courier Journal get pretty verbose when they are upset. Friday, they got upset at the Bluegrass Institute to helping discredit the dishonest and thoroughly manipulated Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, which was repealed by the legislature today. Here is what they said about us: “It’s understandable why the conservative, educationally revanchist…

EXPLORE and PLAN

– Now we can cover the good news Now that the department of education’s fabricated-national-scores-that-don’t-exist are under control, we can finally cover some good news about PLAN and EXPLORE in an objective and realistic manner. These are the corrected scoring tables from the department. Notice the bogus and non-existent national average data for 2006 through…

Eating tomorrow’s golden eggs today

The Kentucky state Senate, after voting Thursday to further weaken the public employee benefits system, has abandoned all pretense to fiscal responsibility. The mainstream media generally doesn’t pay much attention to the $30 billion and growing public employee benefits nightmare. Indeed, precious little mention of last month’s $50 million raid on the health fund can…