Right-to-work: Increased momentum?

The Bluegrass Institute is helping call attention to sound policies in concert with our freedom pillars of free-market capitalism, limited government and individual freedom. One of those policies we have, and will continue, to promote is known as “right to work.” Such laws “protect workers’ freedom by not forcing them to pay dues to a…

Kentucky Energy Equation Video of the Day

Obama: “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Yet more proof of the boneheaded way of thinking from our Mid-Atlantic masters. No wonder supporters of Kentucky coal and state sovereignty over our energy sector turned out in masses for the public EPA hearings in Frankfort Tuesday. Continue to…

News Alert: Institute supports auditor’s effort to shine the light on special taxing districts operating ‘in the pitch black dark’

Districts responsible for between $500 million and $1.5 billion in taxpayer money     (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Bluegrass Institute publicly stated support this week for a new fact-finding mission initiated by state Auditor Adam Edelen to shed light on Kentucky’s special taxing districts. “We don’t know how these districts are governed, how they collect…

News alert: Bluegrass Institute releases new policy brief discouraging costly state health exchange

(LEXINGTON, Ky.) – A new policy brief released today by the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank, recommends that the commonwealth not move ahead with its costly – and controversial – health insurance exchange. Even though the federal “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” does not force states to create their own exchanges, Gov. Steve…

Auditor Edelen working to bring transparency to special taxing districts

Making strides towards greater transparency is something that all Kentuckians should be excited about. For instance… Kenucky’s Auditor of Public Accounts, Adam Edelen, said in a press release this morning that he plans to shed light on the state’s special taxing districts. These districts account for anywhere between $500 million and $1.5 billion in taxpayer…