$2 Trillion

You think it’s hard to cut spending in Frankfort? This short video I produced with Austin Bragg helps explain the trouble with the federal government’s “multi-year budget cuts.” They’re just not very credible projections. Here’s a Jim Waters op-ed on the challenge of cutting spending from the Herald-Leader.

Kentucky moves Medicaid to managed care

Yesterday, Gov. Beshear hosted a press conference announcing the move of Kentucky’s Medicaid population to managed care. The state has selected three new companies to manage the commonwealth’s Medicaid population: CoventryCares, WellCare, and Centene Corp. Each has signed a three-year contract. Meanwhile, the state renewed Passport Health Plan’s contract for one more year. In a…

What does ‘free market’ mean?

The Bluegrass Institute is a free market think tank. But what does “free market” mean? In a new page entitled “Free market” on FreedomKentucky.org, Bluegrass Institute intern Brian Deignan does a great job of giving Kentuckians an introduction to some important components of freedom in the marketplace. “In a free market, individuals or individual entities…

Lower Taxes for Higher Growth

A new report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy (KCEP) claims that, if successful, the momentum within the Kentucky legislature to repeal the corporate income tax would result in “little to no impact on location and investment decisions” of large businesses. KCEP claims that a tax decrease would only enable existing and potentially new…