Edelen’s ‘ghost government’ efforts could create millions of new auditors

By Jim Waters American revolutionary James Otis gets credit for saying: “Taxation without representation is tyranny.” Whoever said it, those words ring just as true here today in Kentucky as they did in 18th century colonial Massachusetts. Thankfully, State Auditor Adam Edelen also is demonstrating his belief in this founding principle with his initiative to…

Warning: Look out special taxing districts

Transparency is moving forward in Kentucky. Kentucky’s Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen announced earlier this year that his office would conduct a fact-finding mission to bring accountability to special taxing districts in Kentucky, which involve entities from water and sewer districts to libraries. At a recent Governors Local Issues Conference, Edelen restated his strong commitment to this…

News Alert: Institute supports auditor’s effort to shine the light on special taxing districts operating ‘in the pitch black dark’

Districts responsible for between $500 million and $1.5 billion in taxpayer money     (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Bluegrass Institute publicly stated support this week for a new fact-finding mission initiated by state Auditor Adam Edelen to shed light on Kentucky’s special taxing districts. “We don’t know how these districts are governed, how they collect…