There are some serious policy issues brewing for Kentucky—the first is our ticking debt bomb, which could ruin the standard of living that most Kentuckians enjoy.
The second is an all out attack on our energy sector.
The Left has already revealed their solutions to these issues. They want to raise your taxes and if they’re going to take a hit on raising taxes, then they’re going to go for BIG TAXES.
They’re also bringing in BIG HOLLYWOOD. And for Kentuckians that means an actress who once referred to coal mining—our signature energy industry–as “the rape of Appalachia.”
That’s why we need you now. We don’t even exist without the generosity of members like you to support our work. By investing just 50% more TODAY you’ll enable us to fund our small and dedicated staff, to round out our strategy in fighting this big Leftist onslaught and to expand our output.
We need to be ready. Doing nothing is not an option.
Already this year, your partnership with the institute has made two important transparency ideas gain traction in Frankfort – public pension transparency and shining the light on the 1,200 special taxing districts that now can collect, and in many cases even raise, taxes across the commonwealth.
We’ve already taken some heat on this issue from members of both parties, but the lack of accountability in Kentucky’s 1,200 taxing districts isn’t a nickels-and-dimes type of problem. And if these local “ghost” governments comprised of unelected bureaucrats can operate outside citizen oversight, then wh
- The 1,268 special districts found in every county in Kentucky spend more than $2.7 billionper year – more than one-fourth of the annual state budget’s General Fund. That’s money coming out of your pocket.
I know we did the right thing in bringing transparency to these big-spending districts and there is so much more we can do to shine a disinfecting light into the murky corners of big government.
Together, I know we can force government accountability and stop the Left’s advances into Kentucky. And together we’ll keep on growing. Thank you in advance.
P.S. We’re gearing up for some key policy battles for the heart of Kentucky and we’re looking to take the Bluegrass Institute’s impact to the next level. But we need your help to grow in impact.
If those of you who faithfully follow our content and work could help us expand our budget by just 50% in 2013, we can literally DOUBLE our impact just in time. Thank you for sticking with us through 10 years of advancing liberty.