Fulton County ignores union threats, Frankfort’s political squabbles and passes right-to-work

The Fulton County Fiscal Court on Dec. 30 unanimously passed Kentucky’s third local right-to-work ordinance. Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters and outgoing Fulton Co. Judge-Executive David Gallagher (right) encouraged magistrates to ignore threats by union lawyers and bosses as well as the political squabbles of anti-right-to-work politicians in Frankfort and the false claims of Big…

2015 General Assembly: Governor’s Medicaid expansion ‘promised something that we cannot deliver’

The 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly gets underway Tuesday with the swearing-in of lawmakers and beginning the process of electing leaders. Gov. Steve Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the House chambers will be among the week’s highlights. While the session is a non-budget, 30-day session, state Sen.…

#right2work4ky today on Lexington’s WVLK @ 590 AM and 101.5 FM

Join Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters as he talks about the #right2work4ky campaign — including a new video released today — on Kruser and Krew at 2:05 p.m. today on Lexington’s WVLK-AM. Listen live here. Help the Bluegrass Institute continue to advance freedom and prosperity by promoting free‐market capitalism, smaller government, and the defense of personal liberties. Join us!…

It’s a Free-Market Friday with BIPPS on the Joe Elliott Show on Louisville’s 970 WGTK-AM

Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters joins talk show host Joe Elliott for a Free-Market Friday tomorrow at @ 10 a.m. (EDT) on Louisville’s 970 WGTK-AM. Topics will include school choice and the Bluegrass Institute’s #right2work4ky campaign. Listen live here. Then, if you like what you hear and you think it’s important for Kentucky, help keep the Bluegrass…

Bluegrass Beacon: Unsophisticated claims arise from the soft underbelly

America’s founders were highly educated men who seized their moment to create a civil society based on a constitution designed to limit constraints and protect the liberty of individuals. Their mission: give those citizens history’s greatest opportunity to fulfill their God-given destinies. It was revolutionary. They succeeded – not in a vacuum, but with humility…

Bluegrass Beacon: Ky confronted with ‘real and present danger’

Calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new clean-air regulations “illegal” and a “real and present danger,” the attorneys general of Kentucky and West Virginia have locked arms with several of their counterparts in other states in the form of a lawsuit to stop Washington’s assault on coal. The possibility of what remains of Kentucky’s coal…

Taking liberty to the airwaves: BIPPS president Jim Waters on WLAP Thursday morning

Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters will appear on the Leland Conway Show on Lexington’s NewsRadio 630 WLAP-AM on Thursday at 8:05 a.m. to talk about the federal government’s handouts of surplus military equipment to local police departments. Also, what about that fancy jet the governor’s office was given. Of course, someone paid for that plane, which, even…