Bluegrass Institute is proud to see House Bill 1 signed into law

Today is a great day for the Bluegrass Institute, and the commonwealth. Earlier today, Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 1 into law, a law that will finally shine the light of public transparency on Kentucky’s “ghost governments.” These spooky bureaucratic entities consist of more than 1,200  special taxing districts across the commonwealth which have…

Bluegrass Institute signs petition to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board

The Bluegrass Institute recently signed on to support the repeal of a key portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The IPAB is a board controlled by the executive branch whose members are chosen exclusively by the President. The board was created to make unilateral and unchecked decisions…

News Release: Bluegrass Institute’s campaign for education accountability gains support of state leaders

(Frankfort, Ky.) – The Bluegrass Institute supports efforts announced this week by the Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday and State Auditor Adam Edelen to bring transparency to the school superintendent evaluation and compensation process. In a joint news conference on Thursday, Holliday and Edelen announced their intention to require school superintendent contracts, evaluations and…

Coal industry voluntarily embraces conservation efforts in the commonwealth

Coal-fired utility plants and miners in Appalachia are taking new efforts to improve conservation outcomes in Kentucky, and they’re doing it completely voluntarily. I repeat: voluntarily, meaning without ever-present threats from the federal government. Reflecting the importance of Kentucky’s rolling hills and waterways to denizens of the commonwealth, the Appalachian Wildlife Foundation has taken steps to draft…

Bluegrass Institute’s call for charitable Christian health-care program to resume succeeds

Despite attempts by leftists like Richard Beliles (Is there even anyone else who works for the anti-freedom Common Cause in Kentucky? He’s the only name ever mentioned) and lukewarm responses by House Banking and Insurance Committee Chairman Jeff Greer, D-Brandenburg, Senate Bill 3 has passed the House Banking and Insurance Committee. It  allows a Florida-based,…