Reason to give #23: Empowering Kentuckians to secure their liberties

We are counting down the top 30 reasons to donate $17.92 each month to the Bluegrass Institute as part of our 1792: Never Out of Date campaign. Reason #23 to donate: We’re empowering Kentuckians to secure their liberties. At the Bluegrass Institute, we believe in the American founding principle that government derives its power by the…

Prefiled bills seek to end legislator pensions

In a recent press release, state representative David Floyd, R-Bardstown made it known that he has prefiled legislation for the 2013 General Assembly session that would end the practice of bestowing lucrative public pension benefits to Kentucky’s part-time legislators. That is certainly one way to attack the state’s egregious unfunded public pension liability. The proposed…

Why not a ‘Capital Day,’ too?

“Capital without labor means machines with no operators, or financial resources without the manpower to invest in,” writes Larry Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education and recent keynote speaker at the Bluegrass Institute’s 1792-Never out of date campaign kick-off dinner. “Labor without capital looks like Haiti or North Korea: plenty of people working…

Teachers union ‘desperate,’ resorts to race-baiting while 10,000 apply for vouchers

‘”When parents have more choices, the traditional status quo bureaucracy gets desperate. And desperate people do desperate things,” said Kevin Chavous, Black Alliance for Educational Options board member, in response to a tweet by the Bayou State’s teachers’ union yesterday that read: “Louisiana BAEO supports pro-KKK curriculum via vouchers.” Of course, as Chavous goes on…