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Private broadband investment key to sturdy long game

The pandemic cursing our globe also reveals the fruit of tremendous blessings produced by the private sector’s $1.7 trillion investment in the nation’s broadband networks over the last 20 years, which US Telecom dramatically asserts has brought most Americans access to high-speed...
Posted On 12 Sep 2020

How shall they know without accurate financials?

The updated federal law governing K-12 education policy signed by President Obama in 2015 included a requirement that reformers hoped would reveal how much bang taxpayers get for the $700 billion spent each year on the nation’s public schools. The law gave states until the...
Posted On 05 Sep 2020

OpEd: District adding spending insult to tax injury

Despite thousands of residents making the effort to sign a petition opposing a huge property tax increase approved by the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Board of Education during pandemic-ridden May, the district’s going to the mat to keep voters from having a say. The...
Posted On 29 Aug 2020

Either-or tactic bad for pandemic policymaking

Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration wants to make in-person reopening of schools during COVID-19 an either-or proposition – either districts delay opening back up to the end of September or Kentucky Department of Education bureaucrats in true Corleone-like fashion will make them...
Posted On 22 Aug 2020

OpEd: Return to bustling economy rather than turning to D.C.

It’s not a coincidence that the same folks who wrongly predicted Kentucky would face a half-billion dollar budget shortfall at the end of the fiscal year on June 30 continue to pitch a gloom-and-doom scenario to pressure Congress to spend $1 trillion to bail out states. Rocky...
Posted On 10 Aug 2020

OpEd: COVID-19 crisis: A terrible thing to waste

Cookie-cutter online learning programs offered by Kentucky school districts during the COVID-19 shutdown in the spring failed to attract thousands of students and fell short in keeping multitudes of others engaged. Online participation among students in Fayette County Public...
Posted On 02 Aug 2020

Bipartisan talk of tax hikes has Frankfort abuzz

Considering Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s newly released big-spending budget proposal for the upcoming biennium, perhaps Hodgenville Republican Rep. Brandon Reed, who recently filed a resolution designating October as “National Pork Month in Kentucky,” should include a companion...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020

Was Jesus Christ a ‘Super Socialist?’

Jesus Christ, Super Socialist” is Ivonne Rovira’s recent missive on Forward Kentucky in which she equates socialism with true Christianity. “It’s time to re-claim the connection between loving our neighbor and how we treat the poor, the powerless, and the earth itself,” Rovira...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019

Lacking: Transparency and judicial good sense

A lack of transparency and judicial good sense provide this edition of “Liberty Boosters and Busters.” Liberty Booster: Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon, who released an audit confirming a culture of secrecy continues to exist within the commonwealth’s two largest public-retirement...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019

Overcorrecting pension systems creates greater problems

The Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees grabbed the wheel two years ago this month and abruptly overcorrected a pension system whose tires had dropped off a steep shoulder on the side of a road winding toward a very uncertain future for the commonwealth’s retirement...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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