Putting ACORN on the board of elections

In a Lexington debate between Kentucky Club for Growth Chairman Warren Rogers and AFL-CIO of Kentucky President Bill Londrigan about card check legislation this morning, Bluegrass Institute founder Chris Derry asked about Londrigan’s opinion of doing away with secret ballots in public elections. Londrigan drew an analogy to widespread use of mail-in ballots and asked…

How much would you pay government workers?

One almost-overlooked ballot initiative that passed in California on Tuesday could provide food for thought — and respite from out-of-control public employee benefits. It’s Measure J. Measure J will require public employee benefits contracts in Orange County to be approved by voters in the voting booth. Kentucky officials have mostly shifted from ignoring Kentucky’s $27…

Silly season isn’t nearly over

Election 2008 has passed, but a Kentucky race whose importance isn’t widely recognized now looms quite large. That’s the race for Speaker in the Kentucky House of Representatives and it could change the shape of government in the state before the start of the new General Assembly. Speaker Jody Richards and Rep. Greg Stumbo are…