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What’s a billion dollars between friends?

Frankfort politicians heaped more than $1 billion in new debt on Kentuckians in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That’s according to data buried deep in a new report issued today by the Beshear administration’s Office of Financial Management. The OFM (the … Continue reading

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Kentucky politicians still not addressing debt

Kentucky state legislators have pre-filed two bills for 2012 so far to make felons of people who have “knowledge” of a dead body but don’t report it. That’s two more bills than have been filed to address a real Kentucky problem like our … Continue reading

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Kentucky question of the day

Last week we noticed Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration pulled down the link to the only web site in state government clearly tracking at least some version of Kentucky’s state government accumulated debt. All politicians talk about government transparency these days. So why doesn’t Beshear … Continue reading

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Todd P’Pool case tests Kentucky free speech restrictions

A Kentucky Knows Best email yesterday about the  poorly written state law being used against Attorney General candidate Todd P’Pool stirred up some interesting information. Republican Todd P’Pool is being hounded by Jack Conway using a law Governor Steve Beshear wrote thirty … Continue reading

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John Kemper’s $28 million answer

We keep talking about how we need common sense answers to political problems. Here is one. Kentucky Auditor candidate John Kemper proposed a solution today to the state’s immediate need to make a $28 million interest payment to the federal … Continue reading

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Can you wait six weeks?

In six weeks, Kentucky’s Finance and Administration Cabinet is required by law to report how much extra debt the state had accumulated by June 30. You won’t find that information reported in the media and you won’t find it on the appropriate … Continue reading

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Taxing, spending to control people is sinful

The people who run Red Buck Cigars, manufacturers of filtered cigars in Russell Springs, Kentucky must be able to smell the desperation coming out of Frankfort. Early in 2009, Congress more than doubled federal cigarette taxes to pay for children’s … Continue reading

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