Worried about Kentucky’s economic future? You should be

For the second straight year, Fitch has assigned Kentucky a less-than-stellar credit rating. The global ratings agency has assigned Kentucky an “AA-” rating on revenue bonds that will be offered “through negotiation” on Wednesday. Fitch Ratings has assigned  a AA- credit rating to both $256 million worth of  road revenue bonds and on $7.3 billion in “appropriation…

Thursday’s Lexington Forum debate on ‘right to work’ features BIPPS vice chairman, Lexington attorney

Warren Rogers, a Lexington businessman and vice chairman of the Bluegrass Institute board of directors, will debate attorney Richard Dawahare on the issue of right to work at Thursday’s meeting of the Lexington Forum. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the University of Kentucky’s Hillary J. Boone Center. Kentucky…

Gambling got its shot, let’s move on to other solutions

The Kentucky Senate voted Thursday on the expanded gambling amendment. By a 16-21 vote, the measure to allow up to seven casinos in Kentucky was denied. Regardless of where you stand on legalizing casinos for recreational purposes, one thing we can celebrate is the end of a terrible “solution” to the state’s budget problem. The…

Gambling amendment impedes competition?

The language in the proposed constitutional amendment to expand gambling has a very troubling aspect to it. Kentucky Senator Dan Seum apparently shares this concern… From cn|2’s Pure Politics… But Seum told the Courier-Journal he couldn’t support the initial draft of the measure unveiled a week ago by Gov. Steve Beshear and Republican Sen. Damon Thayer. Specifically,…