Mercatus Center testifies about transparency in Frankfort

Recently the Mercatus Center was invited to testify before the interim joint committee on state government in Frankfort about the virtues, best practices, and challenges of transparency in government. Representing the Mercatus Center was Jim Musser, Director of Economic Education. You can view the entire presentation below… Some key points from the presentation: Transparency is…

Press conference addresses ‘card check’

Bluegrass Institute supporters are invited to attend a press conference sponsored by the Associated Builders of Kentuckiana (ABC) and the Coalition to Protect Kentucky Jobs (CPKY)this morning from 9:30AM-10:30AM at ABC Kentuckiana Headquarters, 1810 Taylor Avenue in Louisville. Jim Waters, Bluegrass Institute vice president of policy and communications, will offer brief comments about the Employee…

Tuesday Links

Here are some links for your Tuesday! 1. Russ Roberts of George Mason University hosts a podcast called EconTalk.  It is a free download once a week and covers a variety of economic topics and guests.  Check this out! 2. Hmm…spy satellites used on United States citizens? What’s the justification for this? Tough sell to…

Quote of the century

“Instead of trying to figure out how to get more money for education, schools across the state are figuring out how to get more education for our money. We should all follow their examples. And while we are at it, we must channel the resources we do have directly to student learning.” – Tony Bennett,…

Jim Waters of BIPPS quoted in Herald-Leader

 Jim Waters, Vice President of Policy and Communcations at the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, was quoted in today’s Lexington Herald-Leader regarding vehicle upgrades and purchases by Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The increase in the Department of Agriculture’s fleet is in conflict with many of the sacrifices that…