CATS Task Force Starts

Education Commissioner Jon Draud’s “Task Force on Assessment and Accountability” got started in Frankfort today. I was in the audience, which seemed to lack even one reporter (I think they are all still busy trying to sort through the new No Child Left Behind report that came out today). Anyway, there were three hours of…

More on magical cigarette tax

We heard a lot earlier this year about how great things would be if we only raised the cigarette tax in Kentucky. The Lexington Herald Leader continues the charade today with an editorial comparing us, unfavorably, to Massachusetts: “Kentucky has fewer teachers than a year ago. Massachusetts has fewer smokers.” “Why, you ask, would these…