On the same day that Secretary of State Trey Grayson will the guest of honor at a $500 a plate Washington event sponsored by 23 US Senators, supporters of maverick candidate Rand Paul are having their own fundraiser online. KentuckyFight.com is asking for $100 donations to "help Rand Paul deliver a knock out punch to establishment candidate Trey Grayson..."
Let the wild rumpus begin!
There are few reporters I respect more than Lowell Reese of Kentucky Roll Call. He calls 'em as he sees 'em. His latest post on Kentucky Roll Call is an expose of the General Assembly's self enrichment by tinkering with their retirement system. Here's a tiny taste of what he's found:
" .... Former state Rep. Steve Nunn served about one year as deputy secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services before he resigned in March. Nunn had served 16 years in the House of Representatives before taking the cabinet job at $125,000 a year.
On top of Nunn's salary – just for serving that one year in the cabinet, and because it’s a job where he participated in a government-administered pension system (KERS) – $244,062 was added to his legislative pension. You could say his total compensation for being the deputy secretary for one year was $369,062...."
and there is so much more...