Courier-Journal features BIPPS’ public pension transparency letter

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal this morning. Please visit the newspaper’s site and leave your thoughts in the comment section!  Interested in how much a legislator earns for part-time work in Frankfort? No problem! You can find out through the Kentucky Open Records Act. Do you want to know…

Make Kentucky public pensions transparent now

Public pension debt is sinking Kentucky and it is being done behind closed doors.   Demand that legislators make the public pension system transparent! Included in KRS 61.661 is language that ensures public pension disbursements are not subject to open records laws.Kentucky has been broken by a $34 billion unfunded public pension liability and taxpayers…

Kentuckians aren’t the only ones falling for pension-inflating gimmicks

Kentucky’s pension crisis is among the worst in the nation, but the legislative trickery in Frankfort that racked up our $34 billion unfunded retirement liability is only part of the story. The other chapters were written in neighboring states like Indiana and Tennessee where legislators engaged in similar political maneuvering to increase their paydays in a…

Courier-Journal right to issue urgent call for more transparency to protect children in welfare system

It is good to see that the editorial page of Kentucky’s largest newspaper continues to advocate for more transparency when it comes to children in the commonwealth’s child welfare system. The Bluegrass Institute has long advocated that transparency does more than just allow taxpayers to hold government officials for how they spend our hard-earned tax…