Does it make sense that a well-known Louisville plumbing company would bill someone nearly $300 for ten minutes of labor installing a new shower knob? Yeah, didn’t think so. Hopefully we won’t have to name names but stay tuned.
Thank goodness the session is over. Now we can all relax for a few days.
And on that note, hope you enjoy this rainy Friday!
Mitch McConnell and Washington Republicans are at it again, proposing a new tax cut for the wealthy. [HuffPo]
The latest SurveyUSA/WHAS11 poll shows 39% approve of Jim Bunning’s job performance. 48% disapprove. Mitch McConnell: 46% approve, 46% disapprove. [SurveyUSA]
We hear the gubnuh was so upset over yesterday’s shenanigans that he told several folks he plans on calling a special session on April 6 just to take up the economic development/bridges and NASCAR bills. We don’t doubt that he said it. We just doubt that he’ll do it. Because most people seem to believe he’ll add it to the June special session for race track gambling. Which is risky on his part– the special session for slots should be tightly drawn with no room for holding any other legislation hostage. [Big Rumor]
Speaking of Mitch McConnell, he and other Republican Senate leaders skipped President Barack Obama’s briefing on Afghanistan and Pakistan. [NY Times]
We’ve mentioned John Waltz in the past. Here’s what a regular commenter had to say about him last night, “John Waltz is a member of Vets for Freedom, a conservative group funded by right-wing muckety mucks to counter the strength of the anti-war movement in 2006-2007. Waltz hosted two get-togethers in the KY area in the summer of 2007 to promote the pro-war agenda.” [Page One Commenter]
Interesting take on the 2010 U.S. Senate race. Jim Bunning, Trey Grayson, Daniel Mongiardo, Jack Conway, Steve Beshear. [They Gave Us A Republic]
Have you read about this crazy corruption roaring out of Jerry Abramson’s office? LEO Weekly is going to fight this to the bitter death. Jack Conway needs to wise up and follow the law on the corrupt Metro Sewer District. The mayor’s office is openly denying open records requests based not on the content of the material requested, but the probability that an unfavorable story will be written. [The ‘Ville Voice]
Hey, Jerry, why obfuscate behind fancy legalese if you’ve got nothing to hide? [LEO’s Fat Lip]
Steve Huffman, Bill May III and Phil Osborne, all lobbyists, were fined (along with their firms) by the Legislative Ethics Commission for failing to register on time. Huffman and May were ordered to pay $1,000. Osborne was fined $750. [Mark Hebert]
Good on our state legislators for refusing to appoint Beshear nominee Bernie Lovely to the Long Term Policy Research Board. Lovely chaired the Blue Grass Airport Board during the big swindle and Beshear STILL appointed him. [More Hebert]