Damon Thayer lays down the law

Sen. Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) took the opportunity of a speech to the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Friday to encourage support for some familiar Bluegrass Institute themes. “My pledge to you and the citizens of Northern Kentucky is that I will strive to be a leader that puts problem solving before politics,” Thayer said. “That…

Two states address budget crunch

New York state, facing an $8.8 billion budget gap, at least has their fiscal crunch framed properly: “There’s the tradeoff: supergenerous benefits for a well-paid public workforce that also enjoys pensions most people can only dream of, versus school programs, public safety and a functioning transit system.” There is no guarantee that state will make…

Bluegrass Beacon: Regulation without representation a ‘dereliction of duty’

Decisions made for colonists by a king interfering with their economic livelihood and individual liberties were at the core of the American Revolution. Taxes were levied on colonists by Parliament in far-away Britain – without representation for the colonists. This led to the cry of “No taxation without representation” that became the main talking point…