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Today's Opinions

  • Senate pushes transparency bill for tax dollars spending

    FRANKFORT - Last week the Senate passed legislation designed to increase transparency across Kentucky government, open the primary election process to more voters, and aid crime victims in their efforts to recover stolen property.

    We passed Senate Bill 40 known as the “Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2010.”

    This important bill requires the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government to place their spending records into a searchable database available on the internet.

  • Fields set...now lets get started with primary campaign work

    The late flurry of candidates has passed and now the primary fields are set for this May.

    Candidates have several months to let the people know what they are going to do for them in the various offices.

    Our hope is that Bullitt Countians will continue to be bombarded with the facts...not a stretch of the truth.

    We hope motorists will still be able to navigate the roads with clear vision...not clouded by political signs sitting on the edge of the asphalt.

  • Better Business Bureau Advises Donors on Haiti Earthquake Charity Appeals

    As immediate relief needs are assessed in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, many Americans are looking for ways to help by donating to a charity. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance warns that, as occurred following the tsunami in 2004 and Katrina in 2005, fraudulent charities will likely emerge to try and scam donations from well-meaning Americans.

  • HOLIDAYS: FEBRUARY 2010

    FEBRUARY 2010

    MONTH:

    AMD/Low Vision Awareness

    American Heart

    Bake for Family Fun

    Bird Feeding

    Black/African American History

    Blah Buster

    Boost Self-Esteem

    Cancer Prevention

    Canned Food

    Care About Your Indoor Air

    Cherry

    Children's Dental Health

    Creative Romance

    Embroidery

    Expect Success

    February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry

    Get to Know an Independent Real Estate Broker

    Grapefruit

  • Budget proposal made as state faces tough future

    Nearly two weeks ago I submitted a two-year budget proposal that included a bold new way to help fund, on a recurring basis, shared priorities like education and jobs, a way that eschewed the tax increases and destructive cuts being espoused by some legislative leaders.

    As I had predicted, my proposal was met with a chorus of angry responses in some quarters, and the posturing and rhetoric was as stiff as it was unhelpful in moving the discussion forward.

    In fact, some legislators declared my budget “dead” even before they examined it.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • House must originate budget discussions

    Budgets must originate in the House of Representatives, so it’s our job to write a spending plan for the House to approve.

    It takes a lot of work, especially since we will need to make cuts this year and that is always difficult.

    But we will pass a budget and send it to the Senate.

  • Schools could now be eligible for more funds

        FRANKFORT – With an eye on giving our schools a better shot to compete for as much as $200 million in federal grants, the General Assembly unanimously approved legislation last week that should greatly increase our chances.