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,…

Video: Matthew Mitchell on institutions and state spending

Last week, The Bluegrass Institute was fortunate enough to be able to co-host an event with the Mercatus Center which included several distinquished speakers. Matthew Mitchell, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, spoke about state spending and the impending debt crisis that threatens to engulf Kentucky. You can view the presentation slides that accompany this…

Video: Economist John Garen on Kentucky Medicaid spending

Last week, The Bluegrass Institute was fortunate enough to be able to co-host an event with the Mercatus Center which included several distinquished speakers. University of Kentucky economist Dr. John Garen spoke about the rising costs associated with Kentucky’s medicaid policies. Garen is the author of An Unsustainable Path: The Past and Future of Kentucky  Medicaid Spending,…