Bluegrass Beacon – Liberty boosters and busters: Something new, something bold

‘Tis the season for another edition of “Liberty Boosters and Busters.” My goal is to make these awards more about ideas than personalities. But alas, policymakers’ personal behavior occasionally is so egregious that they themselves demand a spot on the “Liberty Busters” wall. Liberty Buster: Take, for example, Speaker Greg Stumbo’s cheap shots fired at…

Bluegrass Beacon: Super-size restaurant taxes fund tourism’s shiny new toys

All taxpayers and restaurant owners of Shelbyville and Madisonville wanted this Christmas was to be left alone by pro-tax politicians and bureaucrats. Nearly 3,000 of them even went to the trouble of signing Kentucky’s biggest Christmas list – a petition opposing Shelbyville’s planned super-sized restaurant tax, which the state allows what previously were considered fourth…

News Release: Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon receives Bluegrass Institute Liberty Award for right-to-work leadership

For Immediate Release: Monday, Dec. 14, 2015   Contact: Jim Waters @ 270.320.4376 (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon was recently presented with a 2015 Bluegrass Institute Liberty Award for his leadership in bringing right-to-work to Kentucky. “While much of our attention has been focused on Frankfort and Washington, the success of the…

RSVP now! BIPPS board member, advisor to governor will comment on public-pension crisis at Thursday’s President’s Dinner

Make plans to join us for “Blazing a Path to Liberty,” the 2015 Bluegrass Institute President’s Dinner and Liberty Awards this Thurs., Dec. 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the beautiful and historic Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville. Tom Dupree, Bluegrass Institute board member and advisor to incoming Gov. Matt Bevin on pension-reform…