News Alert: Monday’s town hall meeting at the National Corvette Museum: Right-to-work works for Kentucky communities

  For Immediate Release: Friday, May 15                                                                 Contact: Jim Waters (270) 320-4376 (BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) — Join the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank, and several other national and statewide groups and representatives at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green (Exit 28 @ I-65) on Monday, May 18, from 6 p.m. to 7:30…

The Bluegrass Institute goes to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION Cordially Invites You   Local Right-to-Work Ordinances: Legal and Policy Questions Featuring Jim Waters President, The Bluegrass Institute   Jason Nemes Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens PLC Representing Hardin County in UAW V. Hardin County Hosted by James Sherk Research Fellow in Labor Economics, Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, The Heritage…

Right-to-work: Counties need not wait for a legal ‘resolution’

While 12 Kentucky counties have passed American’s first local right-to-work ordinances, only one – Hardin County, which passed legislation in January allowing employees to say “no” to paying union dues without losing their jobs – has been the subject of a lawsuit by labor unions. Some county magistrates who supported first readings of local right-to-work…

From the Bluegrass Institute Scholars – It’s Tax Day 2015: Flat tax policy eliminates ‘expensive loopholes,’ lower rates for most

By D. Eric Schansberg, Ph.D. We pay taxes every day. But for many people, April 15 represents “Tax Day” – the day when our income tax forms are due. Many people file their 1040s sooner, particularly when they’re receiving refunds. They have allowed the government to keep too much of their money all year. So…

From the Bluegrass Institute Board of Scholars – Getting serious about education reform: Empower principals and parents

By Gary W. Houchens, Ph.D. Bluegrass Institute Scholar Kentuckians are concerned about the quality of their schools and so, like many other states, the commonwealth has focused a lot of attention recently on improving its teacher evaluation system. Research is clear that the quality of the classroom teacher is one of the single biggest contributors…