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…

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…