It’s a Free-Market Friday with BIPPS on the Joe Elliott Show on Louisville’s 970 WGTK-AM

Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters joins talk show host Joe Elliott for a Free-Market Friday tomorrow at @ 10 a.m. (EDT) on Louisville’s 970 WGTK-AM. Among other issues, Jim and Joe will discuss Kentucky’s latest ACT scores released this week, the institute’s recent Unbridled Learning report, public charter schools and the Intrastate Coal and Use Act.  Listen…

On KET Monday night: BIPPS scholar, president discuss minimum wage

Brian Strow, a Western Kentucky University economics professor and a member of the Bluegrass Institute Board of Scholars, will  join Institute president Jim Waters and host Bill Goodman on Kentucky Tonight, KET’s statewide television public-affairs program, Monday at 8 pm EDT to address the minimum wage. Thomas More College economics professor Malcolm Robinson and Kentucky…

Bluegrass Beacon — Broadening broadband: Less government, more access; better government, more usage  

While Senate Bill 99 was left to languish on the precipice during this year’s General Assembly, the legislature instead agreed to issue $30 million of taxpayer-backed bonds with the stated goal of providing broadband access in eastern Kentucky to promote job growth. Frankfort’s big-spending politicians opted for spending millions in “Silicon Holler” while denying a…

BIPPS talks #KyRighttoWork in Paducah

The Bluegrass Institute and 80 other groups in 45 states joined together on Aug. 10-16 for National Employee Freedom Week, an effort to promote right-to-work policies in states across the nation. BIPPS president Jim Waters discussed the effort and the release of last week’s poll showing overwhelming support for right-to-work in Kentucky and nationwide on…

News release: Poll shows Kentuckians overwhelmingly support right-to-work

Poll headlines grassroots campaign to promote labor freedom (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – A new poll released today by the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions as part of National Employee Freedom Week reveals that Kentuckians overwhelmingly support making Kentucky the 25th right-to-work state  in America. The poll found that 80 percent of Kentuckians favor allowing individual workers the right to make their…