Kentucky has 15th most burdensome occupational licensing laws in the nation

According to a new study released by the Institute for Justice called “License to Work,” the low to middle income professions Kentucky does regulate are some of the most burdened jobs in the country. Among the 50 states, Kentucky has the 15th most burdensome licensing laws. Although Kentucky’s occupational licensing requirements are unnecessarily stringent, the Bluegrass State…

Kentuckians’ standard of living in jeopardy

This is a quote from the upcoming report Future Shock: Kentucky Politicians’ Opulent Pensions Have Become a Modern-Day Gold Rush.  …the main message of this story resides in the subsurface — the attitude of the General Assembly…demonstrated by flat-out greed and disrespect for the public treasury, which now has put the standard of living of…

Kentucky Energy Equation – Bluegrass Institute participates in ALEC’s Spring Task Force

This past week, the Bluegrass Institute was pleased to participate in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC’s) spring meeting on the Energy, Environmental, and Agricultural Task Force in Charlotte, NC. There, representatives from the Bluegrass Institute met with numerous state legislators and corporate executives to discuss the Intrastate Coal and Use Act, a bill that…