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Jim DeCesare May Be Dumbest Rep In Frankfort

November 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Kentucky’s fourth- and eighth-graders scored above the national average in reading on the so-called nation’s report card, but overall their average scores remained essentially unchanged from 2011. [H-L]

Religious groups in Kentucky are continuing to fight against a potentially dangerous gas pipeline that two energy companies want to bury underneath 13 of the state’s counties. [HuffPo]

State regulators have moved to seize control of the cash-strapped funds of the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust and proposed requiring school districts and other members pay $48.5 million to cover the trust’s liabilities. [C-J/AKN]

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has quietly established a group of about a dozen GOP senators to come up with budget alternatives in case the conference committee fails to reach a deal. [The Hill]

It’s clear that Jim DeCesare is either an idiot or needs to be slapped in the face like Barbara Shanklin. Spoiler alert: he’s an idiot. Only an idiot would threaten educators and children in such a manner. A state lawmaker takes exception to local school boards approving resolutions that say Kentucky legislators have broken their pledge to fund public education, warning districts against angering the people who hold the purse strings for state education. [BGDN]

George W. Bush is scheduled to keynote a fundraiser in Irving, Texas, for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, a group that trains people in the United States, Israel, and around the world to convince Jews to accept Jesus as the Messiah. The organization’s goal: to “restore” Israel and the Jews and bring about about the second coming of Christ. [Mother Jones]

Will Louisville leave the CERS? Probably not. But go read about the latest. [The 'Ville Voice]

U.S. consumer spending increased modestly in September as households boosted their savings and inflation remained benign, pointing to sluggish domestic demand. [Reuters]

Here’s how the station in the mountains is mangling and half-covering the coal issue. [WYMT]

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used login credentials and passwords provided unwittingly by colleagues at a spy base in Hawaii to access some of the classified material he leaked to the media, sources said. [HuffPo]

A former police officer who was the lead investigator of a 1994 double slaying at a southern Kentucky massage parlor has been sentenced on a tampering with evidence charge in the unsolved case. [H-L]

The US economy added a better-than-expected 204,000 jobs in October, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department. [BBC]

Derrick Graham has the guts to speak up about Kentucky’s pensions disasters but most legislators do not. Because most legislators refuse to acknowledge their direct role in the downfall of the system. [CN|2]

Tags: Budget · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · George W. Bush · Jobs · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

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  • 1 Conservative Kentuckian // Nov 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I just hope to God that a bunch of school districts don’t get together and sue the state again. Last time that happened, we got that botched abortion of a law called KERA.