Bluegrass Institute represented at KY Charter Schools Association summit

Today, the recently formed Kentucky Charter Schools Association hosted its First Annual Education Summit on Public Charter Schools in Louisville, KY. Many important champions of the school choice movement in Kentucky were present and accounted for, including Board President of the Association, Hal Heiner, Pastor Jerry Stephenson from the Black Alliance for Educational Options, the…

Bluegrass Institute Board of Scholars to explain public pension reform, August 26

This coming Monday, August 26,at 7 PM ET, Bluegrass Institute scholar, Brian Strow, BB&T professor for the study of capitalism at Western Kentucky University, will be answering YOUR questions concerning the quagmire that is Kentucky’s $30 billion unfunded public pension liability crisis! August 26 – Town Hall meeting on the Kentucky public pension crisis – What is…

New ALEC report mirrors Bluegrass Institute’s “Future Shock”

This week, the American Legislative Exchange Council released a brand new report on suggestions for states attempting to fight unfunded public pension liabilities. It’s no coincidence that the report, entitled “Keeping the Promise: Solutions for Government Pension Reform,” suggests many of the same solutions found in the Bluegrass Institute report on Kentucky’s $30 billion public pension…

Bluegrass Energy Quote of the Day

50 members of Kentucky’s House of Representatives petitioned President Obama this week to reconsider his executive orders which continue his war on coal through unilateral carbon regulations. This is what they had to say: In Kentucky, coal is not just an energy source, it’s a way of life. The economic contribution of the coal mining…

Mercatus provides great resource on current issues

Looking for a concise and powerful tool for understanding complicated tax and budget issues? The Mercatus Center has compiled such a resource and made it available for free download here. This document covers tax reform, government spending, entitlement reform, and recent health care legislation. The handbook will serve as a great conversation starter or as…