Kentucky Gov. lawyers up over Medicaid flap
"Cease and desist" letters won't fix Beshear's fraud problem
Two weeks ago, we uncovered details of Gov. Steve Beshear’s illegal and unconstitutional plans to blow at least $21.5 million of state money on ObamaCare in the first six months of 2014. Beshear’s own attorney entered details of this plan into the court record, though he apparently didn’t even realize he did it.
Having evidence of this illegal activity fall into my lap was somewhat unexpected. Hitting a stone wall of resistance when asking budget staffers for Beshear’s legal justification was not.
But it was a very funny surprise this morning to get a strongly-worded email from Beshear’s attorney telling me to stop snooping around or else.
In his letter, attorney Patrick Hughes for the Governor informed me that he had previously “outlined the appropriate protocols for information requests in pending litigation.” This weightless piece of legalese means the Governor doesn’t want me asking questions. He goes on to say “the above-referenced litigation is currently pending in the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and as such, the discovery period has ended.”
What Beshear’s goon fails to realize is my latest question doesn’t involve this case at all, but the next one — should it be necessary. Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare is already illegal. If the state Supreme Court doesn’t resolve that issue this year, then next year they will have to deal with the illegal expenditure of state funds, a legally distinct issue. We have Beshear on his heels, but he is clinging to the hope we somehow won’t notice and won’t stay engaged in the fight. Please support the effort by clicking here and donating what you can.