Catering to voters with bad credit

Rep. Jim Gooch has filed a bill that would limit how much auto insurance companies could raise rates on drivers with bad credit. Insurers have overwhelming evidence that drivers with bad credit are more expensive risks behind the wheel. The American Legislative Exchange Council issued a report back in 2003 finding bills like this increased…

Home-schooling on the Rise

More parents are “dropping out” of public schools in the interests of better education for their kids, a new study reports. And, there are more reasons parents are taking the home-school choice alternative – reasons that indicate public schools are not meeting student needs despite all the “noise” about how diverse our public school system…

Gov. Beshear says he wants our ideas

Gov. Steve Beshear said via press release this morning that he wants taxpayers to send him government cost-saving ideas. Here goes: Repeal prevailing wage to lower public construction project costs. Repeal certificate of need to lower healthcare costs. End the practice of doling out corporate welfare “economic development” deals. Stop requiring government agencies to buy…

Washington DC Superintendent – National Teacher Certification Doesn’t Improve Student Performance

In a shocker that has important implications in Kentucky, the Washington Post today announced that DC’s schools’ leader, Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, is dropping district support for teachers seeking certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Rhee cites a lack of evidence that this expensive and time-consuming program produces better student achievement. The…

This isn’t it, Gov. Beshear

The Beshear Administration has finally released its government spending transparency web site. Let’s just say it needs some work. One glaring error is the statement that Kentucky Retirement Systems doesn’t use tax dollars (click the image below to read it):The legislature just met back in June and agreed to dump billions of dollars into KRS…