BIPPS and KY Black pastors join US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in calling for education reform now

Yesterday, as more children enrolled in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) fell further behind in remote, online schooling, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined the Bluegrass Institute and the Kentucky Pastors in Action Coalition (K-PAC), a group of African-American pastors and community leaders, in calling for immediate education reform – including school choice – at…

Kentucky legislators bloviate about reigning in governor’s power, but committee caves on mask mandate

Five bills have been pre-filed in the General Assembly to limit the governor’s power during a state of emergency. Generally, the bills limit the length of a governor’s emergency orders to between 14 and 60 days and require the legislature to convene and approve extensions beyond that timeframe. You can read more about the importance…

News Release: Kentucky Pastors Coalition endorses ‘School Choice Now Act’

For Immediate Release: August 14, 2020 (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – – The Kentucky Pastors in Action Coalition (KPAC), a faith-driven alliance of Black pastors dedicated to being the voice for raising the quality of education in Kentucky, have endorsed the School Choice Now Act recently introduced in the United States Senate. The legislation would give families…

Are Beshear’s executive orders legal?

In Wednesday’s meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Health, Welfare and Family Services, Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, questioned the legality of some of Gov. Beshear’s executive orders. Alvarado mentioned KRS 13A.190, which addresses executive-order usage and states that, except under certain guidelines, “an emergency administrative regulation with the same number or title or governing…

Bluegrass Beacon: Some government distancing, anyone?

Some politically leftist groups and their enablers in Congress and the Kentucky legislature are seizing upon former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s advice to “never let a serious crisis go to waste” offered during last decade’s Great Recession to push for costly policies that will outlast the coronavirus and hinder economic recovery across…

The Bluegrass Institute goes to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION Cordially Invites You   Local Right-to-Work Ordinances: Legal and Policy Questions Featuring Jim Waters President, The Bluegrass Institute   Jason Nemes Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens PLC Representing Hardin County in UAW V. Hardin County Hosted by James Sherk Research Fellow in Labor Economics, Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, The Heritage…