Governor cites Prichard nonsense

Governor Steve Beshear treated the Boone County Education Foundation to nonsense education statistics a few days ago. As reported by the Kentucky Enquirer in “Beshear touts education,” the governor touted Kentucky’s supposed dramatic improvement in the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing program compared to other states. Well, as we’ve pointed out before,…

Oops! Pension system isn’t transparent

Attorney General Jack Conway recently claimed that Kentucky Retirement Systems violated the Kentucky Open Records Act when it refused to release records pertaining to its payroll. The reason given: the request was “unduly burdensome”. Yikes.  Is it too burdensome to know how taxpayer dollars are being spent? Surely not. The Kentucky Open Records Act is…

Is health care ‘for people’ or ‘for profit?’

“Happy first birthday, Obamacare,” wrote perennial letter writer Paul Whitely, Sr., recently in the (Louisville) Courier-Journal. Whitely extends his birthday greeting by wishing the federal health-care fiasco “many more birthdays until we ultimately secure single-payer health care in America. It will happen when citizens finally realize that health care is for people, not for profit.”…