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…

Bluegrass Beacon: Learning gaps widen the ‘freedom gap’

Achievement gaps aren’t even mentioned by Martin Solomon, a retired University of Kentucky professor of business and economics who represented the opposition in the Bluegrass Institute’s published online debate: “Does Kentucky need charter schools?” But ignoring academic-achievement gaps for poor racial minorities and the learning disabled won’t close them or diminish their seriousness. Whether you…