Senate president to discuss pensions on WVLK

Kentucky Senate President David Williams will be on the radio with WVLK’s Sue Wylie Thursday morning discussing public pension reform. This discussion will take place on the heels of the Bluegrass Institute’s recently released public pension exposé, Future Shock: Kentucky Politicians’ Opulent Pensions Have Become a Modern Day Gold Rush.  I hope that serious consideration is…

‘Gold Rush’ author Lowell Reese interviewed

Radio talk show host Joe Elliot at 970 WGTK interviewed Bluegrass Institute scholar Lowell Reese recently about the Institute’s new policy report “Future Shock: Kentucky Politician’s Opulent Pensions have become a Modern Day Gold Rush. ” The interview is the report in micro: Reese tells all the shocking numbers, obscene abuses, and conclusions the report…

Kentucky Energy Equation Quote of the Day

“President Obama, acting through the EPA, has stifled the mining industry.  EPA’s strangulation by regulation is the cause for today’s hearing but it is by no means the only front in this Administration’s War on Coal.  “Indeed, the Obama Administration is attacking coal on all numerous fronts.  In Kentucky, EPA is delaying, denying, or obstructing the permits…

NEWS ALERT: Institute’s exposé: Legislators’ pensions a modern day ‘gold rush’

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – A new report by the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank, holds legislators primarily responsible for the commonwealth’s public-pension crisis, noting that politicians of both parties have demonstrated “flat-out greed and disrespect for the public treasury” by adding benefits for political gain and enriching themselves at taxpayers’ expense. “Defenders of the status quo…

Taking liberty to the airwaves: New BIPPS pension report author Lowell Reese joins Joe Elliott this afternoon

Lowell Reese, author of “Future Shock: Kentucky Politiicans’ Opulent Pensions Have Become a Modern-Day Gold Rush,” a new report by the Bluegrass Institute, will join award winning talk-show host on “The Joe Elliott Show” on 970 WGTK-AM today at 1 p.m. (EDT). “The Joe Elliott Show” is broadcast weekdays from Noon to 3 p.m. EDT.…

Coming Monday! The next installment of ‘Future Shock’

 On Monday morning we will be releasing the next installment in our public pension exposé, Future Shock: Kentucky Politician’s Opulent Pensions Have Become A Modern Day Gold Rush. The report will outline how Kentucky’s legislators have voted to increase their own wealth by sweetening their pensions on the backs of Kentucky’s taxpayers. You don’t want…

Courier-Journal just doesn’t get it

Despite Wednesday’s preposterous Courier-Journal article, entitled “Coal industry, environmentalists clash at EPA hearing in Frankfort,” the sea of blue coal shirts and impassioned cheers from coal activists made abundantly clear that those supporting Kentucky coal and local governance over our most prized natural resource far outnumbered those supporting the EPA’s unilateral encroachment of our energy…