On KET Monday night: BIPPS scholar, president discuss minimum wage

Brian Strow, a Western Kentucky University economics professor and a member of the Bluegrass Institute Board of Scholars, will  join Institute president Jim Waters and host Bill Goodman on Kentucky Tonight, KET’s statewide television public-affairs program, Monday at 8 pm EDT to address the minimum wage. Thomas More College economics professor Malcolm Robinson and Kentucky…

BIPPS talks #KyRighttoWork in Paducah

The Bluegrass Institute and 80 other groups in 45 states joined together on Aug. 10-16 for National Employee Freedom Week, an effort to promote right-to-work policies in states across the nation. BIPPS president Jim Waters discussed the effort and the release of last week’s poll showing overwhelming support for right-to-work in Kentucky and nationwide on…

News release: Poll shows Kentuckians overwhelmingly support right-to-work

Poll headlines grassroots campaign to promote labor freedom (LEXINGTON, Ky.) – A new poll released today by the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions as part of National Employee Freedom Week reveals that Kentuckians overwhelmingly support making Kentucky the 25th right-to-work state  in America. The poll found that 80 percent of Kentuckians favor allowing individual workers the right to make their…

Bluegrass Beacon: A weak case for ‘coincidence’

“Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it, “God’s way of remaining anonymous.” But it cannot explain why the overwhelming majority of business-friendly states also offer right-to-work protections for their citizens. It’s not a coincidence that Kentucky remains without such a policy. Labor bosses take full advantage of the fact that most Kentuckians probably…

Bluegrass Beacon: To join or not to join? That is the (right-to-work) question

‘Tis the season to celebrate America’s independence and recent Supreme Court decisions. Earlier this month, we praised the Kentucky Supreme Court’s ruling prohibiting unelected bureaucrats from enforcing smoking bans on private property while giving elected officials a pass on a controversial policy. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Harris v Quinn that homecare…