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Entries Tagged as 'Wasted Money'

KY Pension Revisionist History Efforts Continue

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments

The Arnolds are now pretending to have saved Kentucky. Spoiler alert: they didn’t. But you already know that. From Philanthropy Roundtable, whatever that is: A foundation-led compromise in Kentucky In 2012, the Arnold-Pew pension team played perhaps its most active role in catalyzing a major pension reform. Legislators in Kentucky knew they had a big [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Wasted Money

Meeks On Harassment & Corruption In Frankfort

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments

State Rep. Reggie Meeks just popped another cap in Frankfort: Much of the morning of our last legislative day was used recognizing members who have decided to, eh, “pursue other options” in the public or private sectors.  Several are running for other offices.  Others returning home to loved one’s and regular jobs.  I suppose this [...]

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Tags: Corruption · KDP · Wasted Money

Democratic Harassment Scandal Just Won’t Quit

April 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The troubled Fleming County school district likely won’t have money to properly fund its high school because it hasn’t followed Kentucky Department of Education recommendations, Commissioner Terry Holliday said in a sharply worded letter. This is a couple days old but needs to be shared again. [H-L] As anyone who’s ever paid a health insurance [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · College Sports · Corruption · Education · Health Care · KDP · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · UofL · Wasted Money

Last We Checked, KDP Was Silent On Harassment

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he has a history of handling sexual harassment cases the right way, and Frankfort Democrats are “scrambling to try to belatedly get it right.” [Sam Youngman] In 1942, still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government ordered thousands of Japanese Americans to leave [...]

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Tags: College Sports · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · KDP · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Wasted Money

Musical Chairs At Kentucky Retirement Systems

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

The game at KRS continues. Randy O is out. Tommy Elliott is once again chair. Dan Bauer vice-chair. Elliott was a unanimous vote, Bauer was 6-5 along appointee/elected lines. The CERS vacancy was filled by William Summers.

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Tags: Corruption · Wasted Money

We Found Little Todd Trying To Promote Himself

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments

People always ask what Little Todd Hollenbach is up to these days. In addition to being close friends with notorious bigot and homophobe, Frank Simon. Well, really, he’s not up to much. Since his job is pointless and he rarely shows up in Frankfort. He’s lately been on a self-promotional tour because he wants to [...]

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Tags: Spotted · Todd Hollenbach · Wasted Money

KRS Still Gets Tons Of Negative National Attention

April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nope, we haven’t forgotten about the nightmare that is Kentucky Retirement Systems. While Frankfort has tried to ignore it, the rest of the country certainly has not. The latest from Governing: If current trends continue in 2014, this year would mark the 6th-longest expansion for the U.S. economy since World War II. As such, state [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Embarrassing · Wasted Money

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

How Much Fun Will Rand Paul’s Campaign Be?

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

The bad political blood between Jackson County’s top administrator and its sheriff took another turn Monday with a federal lawsuit seeking more than $5 million. [H-L] Dan Backer, the lead lawyer behind a landmark case that further opened the campaign finance floodgates, conceded in an interview with HuffPost Live that money is not, in fact, [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Environment · Hypocrisy · KY-1 · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Wasted Money

Grimes Should Be Hitting McConnell On Iraq War

April 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alison Grimes loves to promote herself as the queen of issues facing veterans. She’s never missed a photo op with a veteran. And she’s quick to offer blanket criticism of Mitch McConnell and other Republicans for being bad for veterans, the economy, business. So why won’t she hit McConnell on his ridiculous support of the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Flashback · Iraq · Military · Mitch McConnell · Veterans · Wasted Money