Bluegrass Beacon: Beshear’s timid proposal versus Tar Heels’ tax-cutting tenacity

Raising the specter of hiking cigarette taxes is – for cash-starved politicians, big-government health nannies and their opinion-page enablers – the policy equivalent of ringing Pavlov’s bell. Seeing “cash trays” rather than ashtrays, these big spenders experience racing heartbeats and sweaty palms while dreaming of raking in millions more into government coffers for pet projects.…

Bluegrass Institute welcomes new Vice President of Policy Initiatives

Bluegrass Institute welcomes new Vice President of Policy Initiatives   Denis Frankenberger will lead right-to-work campaign (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Louisville entrepreneur and government watchdog Denis Frankenberger has been named the Bluegrass Institute’s Vice President of Policy Initiatives. Frankenberger is the former president and CEO of Advance Machinery Co. – one of the nation’s largest machine…

Right-to-work law would signal: Kentucky is open for (lots of) business

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce reports that since the Hoosier State passed the Rust Belt’s first right-to-work law, it’s attracting the kind of economic growth that in Kentucky is limited to rhetoric on campaign trails: Forty-five companies have communicated to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) that Indiana’s enactment of right-to-work will factor into their decision-making process…

City blocks choice schools from using vacant buildings

Anti-choice zealots would rather force taxpayers to ante up $1.4 million each year to maintain empty buildings than allow students in high-quality schools of choice from using them The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the extremes to which Milwaukee’s leftist bureaucrats and educational labor-union bosses go to keep high-performing private and charter schools from…