‘Brain dead’ law denies state lawmakers constitutional control of Obamacare spending

Tea-party activists led by Jessamine County’s David Adams recently filed lawsuits in Franklin Circuit Court challenging Gov. Steve Beshear’s arrogant use of executive power to force Kentuckians to participate in the federal health-care boondoggle known as “Obamacare.” Beshear claims he has the right to create a government-run health exchange and expand Kentucky’s Medicaid rolls –…

State plane to travel to SEC tourney, ‘visit friends’?

Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters was quoted in a Lexington Herald-Leader story about how Governor Steve Beshear used a state plan to travel to the SEC basketball tournament followed by a trip to Florida so that first lady Jane Beshear could “visit friends.” Jim Waters, president of Bluegrass Institute, which promotes free-market capitalism and smaller…