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A conventional, libertarian policy center has teamed up with a more popular expert on Kentucky’s open-government laws to propose several major changes to regulations, which haven’t been greatly modified in more than 2 decades. The Kentucky Press Association has been wary of opening up the laws and regulations for fear the General Assembly would leave them weaker, not stronger. Amye Bensenhaver, who for 25 years was the leading standard interpreter of the open-meetings and open-records laws and regulations, Tuesday presented her suggestions to the State Government Bar Association in Frankfort. She is director of the new Center for Open Government created by the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, which plans to post the proposals online Monday.

Making the state court system subject to the Open Records Act, reversing an ongoing state Supreme Court decision, which could take a constitutional amendment. Strengthening the energy of the lawyer general’s office, making initial decisions in open-government instances, to get private information from public agencies that have denied open-records requests.

Making texts, emails and other digital documents created on general public officials’ private devices open up information when they offer with open public business. Clarification: The Supreme Court, citing the constitutional concept of separation of forces, ruled in 1978 that the General Assembly couldn’t apply the 1976 Open Records Act to the condition court system.

The system, overseen by the courtroom, has generally observed the statutory rules generally while making clear that its compliance is voluntary. Bensenhaver said. “There may be some primary functions” that require to be exempt, but not the spending of public dollars, she said. Whenever a public agency denies an open-records demand, the requester can make a no-cost appeal to the lawyer general. The law says the attorney general can request copies of the records to help decide the pressing issue but should never disclose them.

The law does not say explicitly that the agency must provide the information, but that is its clear intention, Bensenhaver said. The University of Kentucky has refused several times to provide the attorney general records for review, stating other laws allow it to do so. When it comes to the Open Meetings Act, one problem is “serial conferences” of significantly less than a quorum of associates who discuss open public business and collectively amount to a quorum of a company board. What could become more interesting to the general public, as tuition rates rise? These records are public record information. Kentucky officials’ reluctance to acknowledge their status as a result.

They are the only airliner that hasn’t lost money, filed personal bankruptcy, or use that terrible hub and spoke model. They’ve posted profit each year of their presence, never had a single layoff (they didn’t use their workers as pawns during the 9/11 crisis as others do) but still let your luggage journey free of charge. Sure they make you find your own seat and sing show tunes every now and then.

But its their playbook, and it is effective. And they’ve done to most of us. Have you ever priced out fares in marketplaces that Southwest is within versus ones they aren’t? 1.4B. It is the biggest risk in the business’s history. They anticipate eliminating many of Airtran’s ancillary fees, increase flight routes, and adding 2,000 careers over another two years. The merger is predicated on growth and achieving greater range.

I think it’s smart. It’s not too big that it is unmanageable, they can pool their plane purchases, and Airtran’s cost structure is in fact almost much like Southwest. Despite my skepticism of large size M&A, I believe Southwest is looking at this as growth M&A. A certain area that has at least has a chance to be successful. Now the bad. They are the legacy, inefficient companies that in different ways to take a look at M&A. They are doing deals despite the pitfalls I outlined in a prior post mostly for defensive measures.

  • Business Requirement Document (BRD)
  • Skim through trade web directories (local, nationwide and foreign)
  • Advising Not-for-Profit Organizations: Business Practicum
  • Personal tax returns

3B merger shutting announced the other day. 7B in 2008 and 2009), submitted for bankruptcy 3 times, offer a customer experience that competitors-governmental organizations, and need a 10-web page manual to decipher all their fees. With their merger, they intend to cut minds, rationalize routes (i.e. delete) and make an effort to somehow squeak out a profit in an apparent business model it doesn’t work. Eliminating peanuts was the response to your financial woes? Who’ll prevail in the airline wars?

I believe that the faster, nimbler equine will stay on top. Southwest has a sustainable business model based on efficiency, giving customers what they want and dealing with their workers than their executives better. Southwest is looking to grow while UA/Continental is looking to retrench. Cutting costs is not a gateway to success, creating a sustainable business model is. The essential rationale behind an offer will generally determine if they will continue to work or not; Ones that attempt to defend market share, generally don’t. Ones that are more offensive minded have a shot, for me, if executed by an excellent company.