Links you may like!

Here are a few links to start your week off! Cato @ Liberty: The Cato Institute’s blog covering a wide array of liberty issues on a national scope. Reason TV: A great resource for videos about current issues. The Austro-Kentuckian: A University of Kentucky student’s blog about economics. Students being excited and knowledgeable about economics…

Rosy assessments vs. the facts

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, told the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce earlier this week: “Kentucky, overall, has come through the recession very, very well. In the end, if we continue on the same course, I think we will come out of this.” Really? Kentucky’s unemployment rate has been rising and is now at the…

Louisville’s spending transparency site

Last month, Louisville, Kentucky launched a spending transparency site designed to inform citizens about how taxpayer money is spent. The site provides a breakdown of expenses by supplier, fund, department, and description. This is great news and more cities should follow Louisville’s lead While the site does provide useful information it really is not as…

Connect with Bluegrass Institute!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1IilZOZuKc] Stay up to date with The Bluegrass Institute to learn about upcoming events, read Jim Waters’ column, and get the latest in education analysis. Check out the following links for more information: BIPPS.org : The official website of The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions! FreedomKentucky.org : a collaborative encyclopedia of issues important to…

Ridiculous

The Washington Post wasn’t messing around when it called the situation in Kentucky – one of 10 states without charter schools – “ridiculous.” The Post also did readers across the nation a service when it explained the different atmosphere at charter schools, which are publicly funded, privately managed schools: “Freed from the constraints of union…