Tuesday Links

Who has a better understanding of economics? Hmm… BP is offering to compensate folks in the gulf for lost wages, profits, etc… Of course there is some paper work involved in this process.  But don’t worry, the White House is thinking about sending the National Guard to help fill out that paperwork.  Cool. Wait…what!? The…

Open the FOIA floodgates!

We submitted 35 open records requests yesterday as part of our 2010 Open Records Project! These requests were submitted to school districts across the state who have not made adequate yearly progress or have schools in them that have not made adequate yearly progress according to No Child Left Behind. Stay tuned for more details…

Monday links

Lots o’ neat stuff today, check out these links! The latest EconTalk podcast features a discussion about prohibition in the early 20th century and it’s cultural and economic impact.  An interesting discussion in light of the much debated war on drugs. If you aren’t following FreedomKentucky on Twitter…well then…well…you should be. Cato recently blogged an…

Forecast for Kentucky’s economy? Bleak

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and supply-side economist Art Laffer recently released their third edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” which evaluates states’ economic competiveness. Considering its economically stifling policies, it’s not surprising that Kentucky ranks No. 40,(“1″=best,”50″=worst). If I can do simple math and there are still only 50 states (in contrast to…

BIPPS joins liberty groups at Frankfort news conference on Wednesday to call for rejection of radical environmental panel

The Bluegrass Institute will join the Kentucky 9-12 Project and Northern Kentucky Tea Party on Wednesday, June 2, to expose and call for the defunding of the Kentucky Climate Action Plan Council (KCAPC). KCAPC is a phony stakeholder group created at the urging of environmental activists to address a phony global warming problem. Much of…