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Entries Tagged as 'Budget'

Alison Grimes Got Both Feet Stuck In Her Mouth

April 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A judge has overruled Midway College’s motion to seal the entire public record of a lawsuit filed by seven former employees who claim that the school breached their contracts and committed age discrimination by terminating them last fall. [H-L] Out of 50 governors and 100 U.S. senators, not a single one has announced support for [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Corruption · Discrimination · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · The Gays

March Receipts For Kentucky Weren’t Terrible

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Yes, that’s the best we can say about March 2014 receipts for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. State Budget Director Jane Driskell noted that General Fund revenues have rebounded from a weak second quarter. “After growing 3.3 percent in the first quarter of the fiscal year, General Fund receipts declined 0.7 percent in the second quarter [...]

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Tags: Budget · Economy · Taxes

Yarmuth On Repub Budget & UofL Breakthroughs

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Here you go: If you want to read his remarks instead: Madam Speaker, budgets don’t heal the sick or solve centuries-long medical challenges. But the programs budgets prioritize can. In my District in Louisville, KY, medical researchers at the University of Louisville and the Frazier Rehab Institute have made an incredible breakthrough. Thanks to an [...]

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Tags: Budget · Congress · John Yarmuth · UofL

Jay Blanton: Time To Get A Grip On The Gays

April 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As part of his 2015 budget address, Mayor Jim Gray on Tuesday proposed that the city authorize $40 million in debt for a $310 million renovation of Rupp Arena and attached convention center. [H-L] “Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away, because the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · College Sports · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · The Gays · UK · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Congressman Yarmuth On Budget Serving Vets

April 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

If you missed it, here’s John Yarmuth saying the budget should serve veterans:

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Tags: Budget · John Yarmuth · Veterans

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

April 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama focused on the federal budget:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Economy

Laurel County Sounds Like A TLC Reality Show

April 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

State lawmakers approved a passel of tax breaks for businesses earlier this week with little public discussion, providing potentially lucrative benefits for a proposed 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, the state’s bourbon and beer industries, start-up companies and more. [H-L] African-Americans and Latinos are losing economic ground when compared with whites in the areas of [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Flashback · Gambling · George W. Bush · Health Care · Kentucky Business · The Gays · Wasted Money

House GOP Are Still Mad About The Budget

April 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

This week the State House Republicrats hollered about the budget:

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Tags: Budget · RPK

Everyone’s In A Really Sad Budgetary Hangover

April 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

The General Assembly on Monday approved and sent to Gov. Steve Beshear a $20.3 billion, two-year spending plan that includes long-awaited pay raises for state employees and schoolteachers, but continues to cut funding for public universities and many state agencies. [John Cheves] At least some states out there take Democratic campaign finance corruption seriously. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Budget · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Education · Environment · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell · Stats · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · Wasted Money

Forget The Poors, They Need A New Arena!

March 31st, 2014 · Comments Off

It’s not gonna happen but how funny would it be if Jim Gray slipped up and lost? [H-L] Two metro areas in Kentucky made it on the top ten most miserable cities list. [Click the Clicky] The budget is decided, but a host of other bills could be traded between the chambers on Monday in [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Wasted Money · Wiretapping