Bluegrass Beacon – Pension-reform reset: A win-win for teachers, taxpayers

Editor’s note: The Bluegrass Beacon is a weekly syndicated statewide newspaper column posted on the Bluegrass Institute’s website after being released to and published by newspapers statewide. If, as numerous rankings indicate, Kentucky is a physically unhealthy state, we may be an even- unhealthier commonwealth when it comes to our public pension systems. Despite dumping…

Op-ed: Forward Kentucky’s backward thinking about tax-credit scholarships

Opponents of educational choice in Kentucky are apparently doubling down on their disproven, discredited and downright disgraceful claims about simply letting parents pick the schools they think are best for their children. Bruce Maples’ recent column is a case in point. At issue is a proposed Kentucky tax-credit scholarship program. Arizona was the first state…

Pension spiking for part-time legislators

The Bluegrass Institute has been the leading advocate for reforming the pension system for Kentucky legislators. More than 80 lawmakers and candidates signed our Legislation Pension Transparency Pledge during the 2016 election promising to support making legislators’ pension benefits transparent to the public. Senate Bill 3 passed by an overwhelming majority in both the House…