Private organizations eligible for public pensions?

Kentucky taxpayer money is being wasted Why are private-sector workers receiving public pensions? Imagine a world in which the employees of nonpublic entities are not allowed to be a part of the state’s public pension system. In this world, taxpayers are not footing the retirement package bill for private organizations’ workforce. Wait, you didn’t know…

BIPPS on WVLK’s ‘Kruser and Krew’

Today at 1 p.m., Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters will be discussing the Bluegrass Institute’s new pension report on WVLK’s ‘Kruser and Krew.’ Be sure totune in and hear proposed free-market solutions that include making Kentucky’s public pension system transparent and eliminating the part-time politicians’ pension system. “Future Shock Solutions: 16 steps to treat Kentucky’s…

Taking liberty to the airwaves: Start your week with Mandy Connell & the Bluegrass Institute

Tune in Monday to Louisville’s 84WHAS for the newest edition of Bluegrass Mondays with host Mandy Connell and Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters at 10:15 a.m. (eastern). Listen live online here. A topic of discussion will be a new Bluegrass Institute report. “Future Shock Solutions: 16 steps to treat Kentucky’s public pension ailment” stands in…

Premiums in Kentucky projected to rise by up to 106%

We’ve already seen that the current administration’s proposed Medicaid expansion in the commonwealth would cost Kentuckians nearly $1 billion over the next ten years. Unfortunately, Congress has recently released a report providing denizens of the Bluegrass State with even more wallet-crunching news. According to the release entitled “The Price of Obamacare’s Broken Promises,” premiums for…

Local officials ‘not optimistic’ that SB 2 fixes Kentucky’s pension problems

Governing.com reports that Kentucky’s local government leaders “are far less impressed” than Gov. Steve Beshear with Senate Bill 2 (which did so little we can’t, in good conscience, call it “reform”) passed last week by the Kentucky General Assembly. Beshear called it “a good solution.” Good, perhaps, for the next political campaign, but not for Kentucky’s…