Video: Maurice McTigue on transparency and efficiency

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. The first speaker was Mercatus Center Vice President and Former New Zealand Cabinet Minister Maurice McTigue who spoke on how to effectively streamline and seek efficiency in state government. You can view…

Links to ‘Obamacare’ lawsuit documents

This week we learned that a group of 59 Kentucky legislators signed their name to an Amicus brief and joined in the lawsuit challenging several aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (most notably the individual mandate requiring Americans purchase health insurance). You can view these documents on our transparency database, FreedomKentucky.org… Amicus…

Quote of the day: Prevailing wage policies are costly

“The overwhelming conclusion in the economics literature is that prevailing wage laws increase construction costs. The analysis performed by the Office of State Budget Director shows that a conservative estimate of the potential cost savings for the Commonwealth would be a statewide average of 17.1% of the labor cost of construction projects.” – The Impact…

Quote of the day: Keystone and Ky

“Unfortunately, President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline and freeze out over 20,000 jobs comes as no surprise to me. This administration’s anti-development, anti-coal, and anti-job policies are out of touch with working families, our serious economic challenges, and our need for reliable, low-cost energy resources. Throughout my region, we’ve seen this contempt…