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…

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…