Governor Steve Beshear's casino bill probably doesn't even have the 60 votes to get out of the House. The cigarette tax as savior for the state is beyond ridiculous.
The only way out of our budget mess is to cut spending and the only question that matters is "where do we start?"
Cutting out prevailing wage, raising co-pays on Medicaid and state employee health plans enough to limit overutilization, stopping welfare payments to drug abusers, etc.
The answers are there. We just need a few more politicians with the courage to get it done.