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…

VIDEO: Liberty Awards

I just uploaded the video from the Liberty Awards that we did in louisville (05/24/12). I will also post the keynote from Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY). For a recap of the events check out Phil Impellizzeri’s post. Also go check out the pictures at facebook. playlist: 00:00 Jim Waters 10:00 Representative Mike Cherry (D) 16:30…

Act now! Push back against the EPA

Frankfort and Pikeville, Kentucky will host EPA hearings this week about the agency’s refusal to issue Clean Water Act permits for new or expanded surface coal mining activities in Eastern Kentucky over the past two years. What you can do: Attend these rallies and hearings to learn more about EPA’s attack on Kentucky coal and…