Thursday, November 21, 2013

An easy to fix part of broken Frankfort

If you liked how the Common Core science standards were voted down in committee in September but allowed to dumb down Kentucky public schools anyway, you probably like that the same thing happened yesterday when regulations for state ObamaCare exchange operations were also waved on through despite another overwhelming rejection by state legislators.

If Obama were working up a slogan for this kind of government, he might say "If you like having a voice in state government, you can keep it." Worse it's perfectly legal given how the statutes have been constructed.

Legislators should get to work giving teeth to the KRS 13A administrative review process so this sort of thing doesn't happen again. It would be quite simple to stop legislators from leaving meetings to bust up quorums and to prevent governors from ignoring the will of the people's representatives when they oppose him in this process. Anyone with a little courage willing to give it a shot?