General Assembly forms Pension Task Force

It is no secret that Kentucky’s public pension system is in crisis. Today, initial steps toward solving the crisis were taken. The Kentucky General Assembly passed a resolution to: Establish the Kentucky Public Pensions Task Force; provide that the purpose of the task force is to study issues regarding Kentucky’s state-administered pension funds and to…

No charter school rally today

The rally to show support for a proposal to bring charter schools to Kentucky originally planned for today has been cancelled. Instead, charter school supporters will meet with their legislators to show their support for a proposal to create a pilot program of 20 charter schools in Kentucky, with at least half of those schools…

Herald-Leader should look at prevailing-wage policies

A recent letter to the editor sent to the Lexington Herald-Leader: The March 25 editorial “University’s presidential pay erodes trust” has the right fire with regards to taking on wasteful spending. Unfortunately, it is sorely misplaced. Rather than taking on the increase (granted, significant) in the university president’s salary, the Lexington Herald-Leader should focus on…

Bluegrass Institute calls for removal of armed guard, more transparency in state budget negotiations

For immediate release Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Contact: Jim Waters 270-782-2140   (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Bluegrass Institute called on the state’s political leaders today to increase access to the room where critical budget negotiations are being held today. The hallway leading to Room 131 of the Capitol Annex, where the state budget conference committee is…