Herald-Leader seeing the light

A recent editorial by the Lexington Herald-Leader hits on something that the Bluegrass Institute has been championing for years now: public pension transparency. Most of the piece focuses on funding the pension system’s substantial shortfall but at the end this point is made: Both systems lack transparency. Even though every taxpayer in Kentucky will contribute…

Attracting Quality Instructors: Exit interview with Billy Harper: Part 4

The Bluegrass Institute recently sat down to talk about public education in Kentucky with Billy Harper, who recently completed a four-year term on the Kentucky Board of Education In this fourth segment, he talks about how better utilizing Kentucky’s alternative certification process for attracting quality instructors could help address the lack of science and math teachers. He also…

News release: KFC Yum! Center’s finances, lack of transparency distasteful to Kentucky taxpayers

For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, January 31, 2013 KFC Yum! Center’s finances, lack of transparency distasteful to Kentucky taxpayers (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Despite the fact that $649 million of the $1 billion price tag for downtown Louisville’s new KFC Yum! Center comes from taxpayers statewide, the arena’s Authority operates behind closed doors, according to a recent…