Kentucky Energy Equation – EPA to cause a chain reaction through Kentucky’s economy

On the Senate floor this morning, Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed his fellow legislators to explain the costliness that sweeping new Environmental Protection Agency regulations – like the Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) mandate – will have on the Bluegrass State: “This regulation would expand the already massive powers given to the EPA by increasing…

Standing firm against Rx mandates for decongestants

A dominant issue during this year’s legislative session was whether legislation was needed requiring a prescription in order to purchase products containing pseudoephedrine, and whether such a law would stop criminals from using it to make the drug methamphetamine. The Bluegrass Institute opposed this draconian proposal. Forcing people with the cold or flu to go…

Report: JCPS schools with largest racial-academic gaps found east of I-65

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – A new Bluegrass Institute policy brief showing academic segregation still exists in Jefferson County Public Schools was released at a news conference today in a crime-ridden area of Kentucky’s largest city. The Bluegrass Institute joined the Black Alliance for Educational Options and local parents, pastors and activists to call on JCPS Superintendent…

Courier-Journal columnist refers to Institute’s pension report

Citing the Bluegrass Institute’s recent “Future Shock” report and its author Lowell Reese, Courier-Journal columnist John David  Dyche points to reforming the state’s pension system as the top agenda for the fall political campaigns. Pension reform was followed by other policy positions in alignment with the Bluegrass Institute’s mission, including charter schools, right-to-work, getting rid…