State Integrity Investigation rates Kentucky as a ‘C-‘

A recent investigation by State Integrity graded all 50 states on transparency, accountability, and corruption found Kentucky with a poor grade of ‘C-‘. Not good. From stateintegrity.org …the State Integrity Investigation, a first-of-its-kind, data-driven assessment of transparency, accountability and anti-corruption mechanisms in all 50 states. Not a single state — not one — earned an A…

Chiropractor bill puts health insurers out of alignment

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Contact: Jim Waters, 270-782-2140                                                                                 (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – A proposal that would drive up insurance costs for Kentucky businesses and consumers by mandating higher reimbursement rates for chiropractors – rates that would be set by an unelected bureaucrat – is unsound public policy and should be rejected by…

State plane to travel to SEC tourney, ‘visit friends’?

Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters was quoted in a Lexington Herald-Leader story about how Governor Steve Beshear used a state plan to travel to the SEC basketball tournament followed by a trip to Florida so that first lady Jane Beshear could “visit friends.” Jim Waters, president of Bluegrass Institute, which promotes free-market capitalism and smaller…

Kentuckians support coal, despite the EPA

With the recent attacks of the Environmental Protection Agency against Kentucky coal, there was a bit of refreshing news out of Frankfurt this week. Governor Beshear announced that the state has issued 50,000 “Friends of Coal” license plates in under three years, a welcome reminder of the level of support Kentuckians show for the black rock – and…

Condensed list of health care reforms

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors has compiled a condensed timeline of scheduled health care reforms that make up the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or “Obamacare”. Every citizen should take note of these changes to health care. This legislation will affect every American. Here are a couple that jumped out at me:…