Kentucky Energy Equation – Tide changes in Kentucky’s battle for sovereignty against EPA

Good news for Kentucky came out of Washington D.C. recently in the Bluegrass State’s battle for state sovereignty against the Environmental Protection Agency and its sweeping new mandates aimed at Appalachian energy. The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the EPA by declaring that individuals indeed do have the right to challenge the unilateral edicts…

Right ‘baccy’ at ya

This is a letter sent to the Lexington Herald-Leader a few days ago: The Lexington Herald-Leader’s recent editorial titled “Don’t export more tobacco addiction; Ky farmers no longer dependent” offered contradictory statements laced with subtle insults to Kentucky’s tobacco farmers. The editorial claims that “No government should be doing anything to increase dependence on tobacco.”…

Constitutional Academy 2012 opportunity

Do you like history? Politics? Interested in an opportunity to learn more about both and spend some time in Washington D.C.? The Bill of Rights Institute may be able to help you out! Scholarships Available for One Louisville and One Lexington Student to Attend the Bill of Rights Institute’s Constitutional AcademySummer Program! The Constitutional Academy is for the…

New study sheds light on Kentucky’s burden on businesses

In the Tax Foundation’s newest study, “Location Matters: A Comparative Analysis of State Tax Costs on Business,” Kentucky finds itself in a surprisingly business-friendly position considering its right-to-work status and level of indebtedness relative to its neighbors. According to the report, the Bluegrass State has the 18th lowest effective tax burden for mature or established…