Secret Superintendents?

An interesting government transparency fight is playing out in Spencer County. The Spencer County Board of Education wants to do their superintendent’s evaluation in closed session. However, that violates Kentucky’s Open Meetings Act according to the Office of the Attorney General, who has already ruled on the issue. Now, all sorts of taxpayer funded organizations,…

Taking notes: South Carolina’s two-fer

South Carolina State Representative Eric Bedingfield filed a resolution Tuesday urging defeat of federal union card check legislation and mentioning another worker protection policy Kentuckians would do well to notice (click the image to expand it):Rep. Bedingfield added, “In addition to being anti-worker, this federal legislation is also anti-business. In an economy that is on…

Cig tax spin gets sillier

The Lexington Herald Leader has shifted its full-court press on a cigarette tax increase by suggesting we should do it because other states are doing it. Today’s spin involves South Carolina:It’s interesting that the South Carolina news story linked to in the Herald Leader item doesn’t mention Gov. Mark Sanford vetoed a cigarette tax increase…