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Entries from June 2011

Gah, The Economy Just Cold Ruins EVERYTHING

June 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Thank goodness State Rep. Mike Cherry wants to ban placement agents. Maybe he’ll also work to nix the state code prohibiting KRS documents from being subject to the Open Records Act. It’s fine and dandy to find out what a state employee makes. But the moment they retire? Haha, nope, can’t find out. [C-J/AKN] Here’s [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Crit Luallen · Economy · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Steve Beshear · Taxes · The Gays · Youth

Your Weekly Transportation Lady Video Update

June 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week the Transportation Lady discusses road repairs:

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Tags: Spotted

Republican House Caucus Releases Monthly Video

June 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

This month the Republican House Caucus focuses on Interim Joint Committee meetings and update us on Kentucky’s revenue situation – complete with some anti-EPA spin:

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Tags: Budget · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · RPK

Annual Drinking Water Compliance Report Is Here

June 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Department for Environmental Protection has released its 2010 compliance report on public water systems in Kentucky. The Division of Water releases the annual summary of violations incurred by public water systems in compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The DOW oversees 468 public systems in Kentucky. In 2010, [...]

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Tags: Environment · Stats

Maybe Mitch Does Want To Ruin The Economy

June 30th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Here’s a ten minute video of Mitch McConnell ruining the country: The most interesting part of the video, as you have likely now discovered, was the crazy cough at the beginning.

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Tags: Economy · Mitch McConnell

We Used The Google To Help Jack Conway Out

June 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Since Jack Conway is attempting to avoid the Republican Party of Kentucky – and has been doing so for nearly 60 days – we thought it’d be a good idea to help him out. Jack’s clearly not going to respond, so, we used the Google machine to come up with a list of things that [...]

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Tags: Jack Conway · RPK

Mitch McConnell Might Just Ruin Our Economy

June 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Yesterday Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson questioned Jack Conway for the 57th day: “Asking Jack Conway to come clean is like asking cats to bark,” said Robertson. “I guess it’s possible‚Ķbut I wouldn’t bet the farm on it. We will continue to remind voters every day that they are held to a different [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Greg Stumbo · Hal Rogers · Jack Conway · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · RPK · The Gays

Today Is Not Exactly A Good Day For King Coal

June 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Yesterday we questioned Crit Luallen’s non-audit of the Kentucky Retirement Systems. And others have raised points about it being a whitewash. It’s tough to think anything but that. [Ralph Long] Ever wondered just how many shell companies there are in Kentucky? No? This investigation may stir some interest. [Reuters] America’s debt ceiling really is a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Crit Luallen · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2011 · Environment · FEAR! · Kentucky Business · The Gays

Dear State Representatives And State Senators

June 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Please remember that ethics rules apply at out-of-state conferences. You’ll be at all kinds of them along with your staff, lobbyists and employers of lobbyists. Please don’t embarrass us when you’re in Memphis, New Orleans or San Antonio. Oh, and check this informal opinion from the Legislative Ethics Commission staff, released in a recent newsletter: [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Embarrassing

More On Why It’s Tough To Trust The KRS Audit

June 29th, 2011 · 14 Comments

Yet another reason we’re less than comfortable with Crit Luallen’s audit of the Kentucky Retirement Systems. From Page 69 of the audit: We recommend trustees follow the KRS Board bylaws to refer all news media inquires to the Executive Director and do not discuss matters that affect KRS or the board generally with the Media [...]

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Tags: Crit Luallen · Taxes