Teachers unions turning on their own

The Jefferson County Teachers Association spent $203,000 in last November’s election to defeat Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, D-Louisville. JCTA president Brent McKim claims the group was trying to defeat Clark because the longtime legislator “ignored us.” If a local teachers union would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to defeat a legislator they had…

State revenue is up…so now what?

Earlier today, Governor Steve Beshear mentioned on Twitter that he was excited about revenues being up this month: According to the Courier-Journal article that the governor references, this amounts to roughly $62.1 million more than a year ago. That’s pretty good. I think we all probably wish our personal revenue was up 8% over last…

Business vs. Labor

As the battle between business and labor grows more contentious, the threat to the private sector is becoming more severe. This week, Lexington’s conservative radio host and blogger Leland Conway chronicled the recent battle between the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Seattle-based company, Boeing. While Kentucky is not involved directly in the battle,…