As legislators in Frankfort round up support for tax increases to delay making government more affordable, the state bailout of city and county governments marches on.
House Bill 117, which would allow local governments to underfund their pension obligations in the tens of millions of dollars, passed the House State Government Committee overwhelmingly.
Last summer when legislators came to Frankfort for a special session to save the state from decades of reckless underfunding of public employee fringe benefits, they promised to stop underfunding them.
That was before the November elections which are now, of course, in the past. The media is, for the most part, not very helpful on this.