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…

(Audio) Jim Waters on WLAP: Cadillac pension benefits attract politicians to Frankfort for the wrong reasons

Listen as Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters highlights “Future Shock,” the recent series of Bluegrass Institute reports on Kentucky’s public pension system. Waters explains how Kentucky’s founders never meant for politicians to spend their career mooching off taxpayers in Frankfort.