Kentucy Energy Equation Quote of the Day

For all those clamoring that any negative health effects associated with Kentucky coal mining are simply unacceptable – no matter the economic boom the industry allows these small coal mining communities – a key question continues to go infuriatingly unanswered. Why are unelected bureaucrats in Washington D.C. better able to assess the costs and benefits…

History repeats: pension funding potentially even worse

Is Kentucky’s public pension mess even worse than we thought…again? A recent New York Times article by Mary Williams Walsh discusses how the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has revamped the rules for reporting the health of public pension systems. It boils down to this: the new rules require more disclosure and as more information…

Kentucky Energy Equation – EPA to cause a chain reaction through Kentucky’s economy

On the Senate floor this morning, Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed his fellow legislators to explain the costliness that sweeping new Environmental Protection Agency regulations – like the Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) mandate – will have on the Bluegrass State: “This regulation would expand the already massive powers given to the EPA by increasing…

Standing firm against Rx mandates for decongestants

A dominant issue during this year’s legislative session was whether legislation was needed requiring a prescription in order to purchase products containing pseudoephedrine, and whether such a law would stop criminals from using it to make the drug methamphetamine. The Bluegrass Institute opposed this draconian proposal. Forcing people with the cold or flu to go…