What’s holding back Kentucky’s economic recovery?

According to economists, one big factor is ObamaCare: Aaron Yelowitz, an economics professor in the business college, told attendees that another concern for Kentucky is the effect of the Affordable Care Act in 2014. The federal law will require businesses with 50 or more employees to provide “affordable” insurance to full-time workers or pay a…

Question(s) of the day: Meth pseudo claims go unchallenged … unless you’re opposed to Rx mandate

Why is it that if you support the proposed mandate in Frankfort prohibiting law-abiding Kentuckians from purchasing a box of Sudafed without a prescription that you can saw whatever you want, quote whatever misleading facts you want and enjoy having your claims go largely unchallenged by the (Louisville) Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader? Why is it…

Opposition to PSE Rx should have been heard ‘in real time’

In my latest Bluegrass Beacon column released to newspapers across the commonwealth yesterday (Thursday), I take Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Tom Jensen, R-London, to task for suppressing opposing voices to his big-government plan to require law-abiding Kentuckians to obtain a prescription in order to purchase a box of Sudafed. Recently, citizens who care about the truth…

Board of Education virtual learning actions in line with Bluegrass Institute recommendations

In a December Board of Education meeting, actions were outlined to improve virtual learning in Kentucky. In a post on the Department of Education website, Terry Holliday points out that these recommended actions were in line with The Bluegrass Institute’s recently released Digital Learning Now!: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky. It is great to see…

‘Unforgettable’ fouls out on unemployment

Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner (and University of Kentucky baller) Richie Farmer filed for unemployment when his term ended. The Courier-Journal reports: As agriculture commissioner, a position he held eight years, Farmer earned $110,346 when his term ended. But Kentucky unemployment compensation law lists “a public elected official” among the types of employment not eligible for…