Lt. Gov. hopeful files pension-reform bills

McDaniel pre-files transparency bill that shines the light on legislators’ Cadillac pension benefits  Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, has pre-filed three pension-reform bills for consideration during the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, including BR85, which would shine the light of transparency on state politicians’ Cadillac taxpayer-funded benefits. BR85 makes all current or former legislators’ benefits…

Bluegrass Beacon: Unsophisticated claims arise from the soft underbelly

America’s founders were highly educated men who seized their moment to create a civil society based on a constitution designed to limit constraints and protect the liberty of individuals. Their mission: give those citizens history’s greatest opportunity to fulfill their God-given destinies. It was revolutionary. They succeeded – not in a vacuum, but with humility…

Bluegrass Beacon: Ky confronted with ‘real and present danger’

Calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new clean-air regulations “illegal” and a “real and present danger,” the attorneys general of Kentucky and West Virginia have locked arms with several of their counterparts in other states in the form of a lawsuit to stop Washington’s assault on coal. The possibility of what remains of Kentucky’s coal…

Kentucky Coal Association president Bill Bissett’s statement concerning the EPA’s proposed regs on existing power plants

Kentucky Coal Association president Bill Bissett, Ed.D., recently offered the following testimony at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Bissett testified at the agency’s hearing on the negative impact its proposed regulations on existing power plants will have on his industry and the Bluegrass State’s economy.  My name is Bill Bissett and…