Rewarding Failure: Round #2

The Kentucky Department of Education released the most recent list of ‘Persistently Low Achieving Schools‘ (PLAs) last week. As part of our 2011 Open Record Project, requests were submitted to obtain the most recent performance evaluations for the superintendent of each district that had a school on the list. This is a follow up to…

NKAPC meeting tomorrow @ Dixie Heights H.S.

For all Bluegrass Institute supporters in Northern Kentucky: A public meeting regarding the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Dixie Heights High School in Kenton County. Marcus Carey reports on his Bluegrass Bulletin blog that Kenton County Attorney Gary (Can anyone say ‘conflict of interest?’) Edmondson, whose private firm…

Lieutenant Governor candidates duke it out this evening

Tonight on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight”, Kentucky’s lieutenant governor hopefuls will make the case for why their ticket is the one to vote for. KET is taking questions via Twitter. This is a great opportunity to ask how, if elected, these candidates will help promote free-markets, improve transparency in Kentucky government, and protect the individual rights…

‘Occupy Public Pension Feeding Troughs’

By Jim Waters “Fairness” apparently becomes hip only when it benefits the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd, which promotes a philosophy of wealth distribution while shunning gainful employment, respect for property and proper hygiene. What if the OWS (Offering Worthless Shenanigans) gang knew about the corporate scam run by teachers’ unions in Kentucky? Included among the…

Taking liberty to the airwaves: BIPPS on WLAP

President and CEO Phil Moffett will talk “Future Shock” today on “The Pulse” with Leland Conway on Lexington’s NewsRadio 630WLAP-AM. “Future Shock” is the Bluegrass Institute’s newest research project that shines the light on Kentucky’s public pension system. “The Pulse” with Leland Conway airs weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (eastern). Listen in at wlap.com.…

Welcome to the new BIPPS.org

Dear Friends, Since it was created in 2003, the Bluegrass Institute has enabled many important victories for freedom, personal liberty and the expansion of free markets in Kentucky. We are proud of the work we have done to move freedom forward in the state—from shining the light on poor performance in Kentucky’s public schools to…