NEWS ALERT…Bluegrass Institute poll: Voters from both parties want Frankfort to quit meddling, focus on economic growth

Meddling with beer laws least-important issue for voters (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – A new poll released today by the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank, makes it clear: economic growth is by far the dominant issue on the minds of Kentucky voters, and they strongly disapprove of state government…

Bluegrass Beacon — Smoking ban policy déjà vu: There they go again

Those attending legislative meetings this year in Frankfort may wonder if this legislative session’s motto is: “In God We Trust.” Signs with that declaration now hang in meeting rooms throughout the capitol. However, Senate President Robert Stivers is quick to note they are paid for with private donations not taxpayer dollars. I’m considering raising funds…

Celebrating National School Choice Week: Homeschooling

Home schooling is the ultimate form of parental school choice…the ultimate example of parents taking responsibility for ensuring their children are educated and prepared for the future. The Kentucky Constitution protects the right of Bluegrass State parents to homeschool their children. What’s required? Parents must: Notify the superintendent of the local school board in writing within…

Celebrating National School Choice Week – The ESA Frontier: Boldly going where education reform has (hardly) gone before

The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank, joins with hundreds of groups nationwide to celebrate the fifth annual National School Choice Week (Jan. 25-31). Since its beginning more than 11 years ago, the Bluegrass Institute has been the leading voice to give Kentucky parents effective alternatives to ensure…

Bluegrass Beacon: Kentucky is barely ‘back’

A little-known fact about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous “I’ll be back” line in his “Terminator” movie is that it just about didn’t happen because the famous Austrian-born actor-turned-governor-turned-actor-again had difficulty pronouncing “I’ll” properly. Director James Cameron refused to grant Schwarzenegger’s request to change the phrase to the easier-to-pronounce “I will be back.” The American Film Institute…

Lawsuit filed against county’s authority to enact right-to-work law

Here is information about a lawsuit filed recently by several labor unions against the Hardin County Fiscal Court, which recently became the fifth county in the country and commonwealth to pass a right-to-work ordinance. The Bluegrass Institute is collaborating with Protect My Check, Inc. to protect Kentucky workers and ignite our commonwealth’s economy.  January 15,…