‘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…

Bluegrass Beacon…Big Brother: Meet the big, bad judge

Underestimated allies of freedom are judges who uphold constitutional government and smack down regulatory agencies when they cross the line. In recent months, we’ve had some stellar rulings by fair-and-balanced judges. We’ve also witnessed some of the most egregious decisions, including Kenton Circuit Court Judge Gregory Bartlett’s refusal to issue an injunction against the printing…

Digital Learning Now!: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky

Digital Learning Now!: Obstacles to Implementation in Kentucky is a report released by the Bluegrass Institute and authored by Richard G. Innes. In December 2010, the Foundation for Excellence in Education released a report titled Digital Learning Now! outlining a set of proposals for increasing the use of technology-based instructional systems in classrooms around the United States. This foundation is…

An Unsustainable Path: The Past and Future of Kentucky Medicaid Spending

Kentucky Medicaid is on an unsustainable path. Its expansive spending growth over the past 25 years has put increased pressure on state and federal budgets. Medicaid has failed to fulfill the goal of improved health for most of its recipients. The recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) did not enact any fundamental reforms in Medicaid…