Please, No “Erwin 2”

The Courier-Journal reports that the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) is hiring a new search firm to help find a new council head. The search contract’s costs could run more than three times what the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) paid a search firm for the aborted Barbara Erwin mess last year. Hopefully, the…

One good way to show we’re serious

A New York town council is blazing a trail toward fiscal sanity by eliminating opulent health insurance benefits for part-time elected officials and government workers. “The new policy applies to any part-time worker who was elected or appointed after Jan. 1 of this year. The three board members elected in November declined the town’s medical…

Mike Cherry’s new nickname

I don’t normally read USA Today because they usually cover state stories from 30,000 feet, missing most if not all details. Such was the case when they flew over Kentucky’s official inaction on pension reform. The first tip-off that they didn’t bother to look at the $27 billion (and growing) unfunded fringe benefits liability for…