House committee weakens already-anemic Senate pension bill

Taxpayers should be outraged that the House State Government Committee extracted what few teeth exists in Senate Bill 2, which largely is a bill designed to offer the illusion of politicians taking meaningful action on Kentucky’s public pension crisis. Today, the committee voted to approve a watered-down version of the bill that fails even to…

…and yet another puff piece from the Gubbanah’s office

I tire of getting these public relations puff pieces from the governor’s office “announcing” new jobs coming to Kentucky. The latest headline reads: “Gov. Beshear Announces Alpla to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Bowling Green, Create 72 Jobs.” Why do job announcements come from the governor’s office, when the governor of Kentucky — any governor of Kentucky…

The economics behind the issues: Taxing the rich

In last week’s Bluegrass Beacon column – authored by our very own Jim Waters, President of the Bluegrass Institute – Waters argues against the sort of nanny-state policies which would keep low-skilled workers from accepting any wage they deem worthwhile for employment, and which would raise the tax burden ever higher on Kentucky’s most productive…