Kentucky pension system unfortunately makes another top-10 list

TheStreet.com recently published its list of the ten states whose pension systems are the worst-off. No surprise, Kentucky is identified as one of those states. The article even sites the Bluegrass Institute as one of the organizations calling for reform: According to the Pew Center on the States, a nonprofit division of The Pew Charitable Trusts,…

Columnist gives shout-out to Bluegrass Institute

Kentucky Gazette columnist Bob Babbage’s recent piece entitled “How think tanks think is worth pondering and using” highlights the Bluegrass Institute’s label-defying contributions to the commonwealth’s political landscape. Babbage notes that not only has the institute focused on traditional issues like public-pension debt and school choice, but also on non-traditional areas like transparency, online voting…

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…

Courier-Journal columnist refers to Institute’s pension report

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…

Senate president to discuss pensions on WVLK

Kentucky Senate President David Williams will be on the radio with WVLK’s Sue Wylie Thursday morning discussing public pension reform. This discussion will take place on the heels of the Bluegrass Institute’s recently released public pension exposé, Future Shock: Kentucky Politicians’ Opulent Pensions Have Become a Modern Day Gold Rush.  I hope that serious consideration is…