Citing the Bluegrass Institute’s recent “Future Shock” report and its author Lowell Reese, Courier-Journal columnist John David Dyche points to reforming the state’s pension system as the top agenda for the fall political campaigns.
Pension reform was followed by other policy positions in alignment with the Bluegrass Institute’s mission, including charter schools, right-to-work, getting rid of prevailing-wage requirements on public construction projects.
Dyche mentions the institute’s report a second time with reference to the state’s debt. In a recent Bluegrass Beacon column, I recently made the case once again for limiting state debt to 6 percent of General Fund revenues.
“Reports say the debt rate will be 8.6 percent in 2013,” Dyche writes.