More jeers than cheers for pension-reform shenanigans

Cheers to Paducah Independent Sen. Bob Leeper for filing a bill limiting Kentucky General Assembly sessions to every other year instead of annually. Before voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing annual sessions in 2000, the legislature met only in even-numbered years for 60 day sessions. Unfortunately, Kentuckians were convinced by big-government types that allowing politicians…

Bluegrass Beacon: Failure at the heart of central planning

Steve Horwitz’s recent lecture at Western Kentucky University may have directly concerned failures of the Federal Reserve System, but the nationally known economist’s presentation also offered crucial reminders of how central planning in any sector is a failure. Proponents of a command-and-control society like to claim that it’s free-market policies that have been tried and…

Public pension rally in Frankfort

WHAT: Pension reform rally WHEN: Today at 2 p.m. WHERE: Capitol Rotunda, Frankfort WHO: Hosted by the Northern Kentucky Tea Party SPEAKERS:  Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters, WLAP talk-show host and Lexington financial advisor Tom Dupree, and Covington City Commissioner Steve Frank Public is invited

They’re going big

Earlier this year, I told you that one of our main themes in 2013 is transparency as a means to make government accountable to you – a sovereign Kentuckian and taxpayer. There are some serious policy issues brewing for Kentucky—the first is our ticking debt bomb, which could ruin the standard of living that most Kentuckians enjoy.…

News Alert: New Bluegrass Institute chairman expresses commitment to individual liberty, constitutional government

(LEXINGTON, Ky.) – Lexington native and banker Tim Yessin has been elected the new chairman of the board of directors of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Born and raised in Lexington, Yessin graduated with honors in economics from the University of Kentucky. He has 18 years of banking experience and is currently…

Letter to the Editor: Telecom update needed

This letter appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader today. Anti-growth groups diminish poor Kentuckians’ opportunities. For years, fearmongering groups like the Kentucky Resources Council have cried “the sky is falling” while vehemently opposing legislation that would encourage investment in the commonwealth. Now, this group is attacking commonsense legislative proposals that increase access to wireless technology by…