Link to Bill Details on the LRC Website:
M. Meredith, D. Osborne, L. Bechler, D. Bentley, A. Bowling, J. Branscum, R. Bridges, D. Fister, D. Frazier, R. Goforth, D. Hale, M. Hart, R. Heath, T. Huff, A. Koenig, D. Lewis, C. Massey, C. McCoy, D. Meade , S. Miles, J. Miller, P. Pratt, M. Prunty, B. Reed, S. Rudy, S. Santoro, S. Sharp, S. Sheldon, N. Tate, W. Thomas, J. Tipton, K. Upchurch, B. Wesley
House Bill 5 would prohibit Kentucky’s governor from reorganizing boards and commissions.
Could it be that they are still bitter about Beshear’s decision to remove his unpopular predecessors’ 11-member Board of Education immediately after assuming office, which in turn resulted the resignation of their unqualified pick for Commissioner with undeniable ties to Charter schools and other predatory practices? With one single reorg, Beshear was able to dismantle years worth of unethical political maneuvering by strange bedfellows Hal Heiner, Wayne Lewis, Milton Seymore, Gary Houchens, Matt Bevin and others. They can’t allow that to happen again!
Or could it be that they have their eyes on boards that control who benefits from the secret, no bid contracts that plague the pension systems?
If you ask Chris Tobe, financial planner, former pension board member, candidate for State Auditor, and author of Kentucky Fried Pensions, he’ll tell you the latter is not out of the question.