No KERA for Georgia?

A group of school districts in Georgia are trying to follow Kentucky’s school-funding example by suing the state for more money. But Georgia’s governor and attorney general say that it is illegal to use taxpayer money to sue the state:In a time of governments and government agencies cannibalizing each other for decreasing pools of money,…

Fun with extrapolation

Call it a last-ditch effort for a cigarette tax increase in Kentucky. Christian Care Communities CEO Keith Knapp has a two-step plan to save the state Medicaid budget. First, he wants to raise the state excise tax on cigarettes. Then, he says we should apply the windfall from that tax exclusively to Medicaid in order…

None dare call it bankruptcy

Forbes magazine has jumped on the public employee fringe benefits story that Kentucky’s media hasn’t quite grasped yet: “The common presumption is that public servants forgo high wages in exchange for safe jobs and benefits. The reality is they get all three. State and local government workers get paid an average of $25.30 an hour,…