Bluegrass Institute calls for removal of armed guard, more transparency in state budget negotiations

For immediate release Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Contact: Jim Waters 270-782-2140   (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Bluegrass Institute called on the state’s political leaders today to increase access to the room where critical budget negotiations are being held today. The hallway leading to Room 131 of the Capitol Annex, where the state budget conference committee is…

Constitutional Academy 2012 opportunity

Do you like history? Politics? Interested in an opportunity to learn more about both and spend some time in Washington D.C.? The Bill of Rights Institute may be able to help you out! Scholarships Available for One Louisville and One Lexington Student to Attend the Bill of Rights Institute’s Constitutional AcademySummer Program! The Constitutional Academy is for the…

State plane to travel to SEC tourney, ‘visit friends’?

Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters was quoted in a Lexington Herald-Leader story about how Governor Steve Beshear used a state plan to travel to the SEC basketball tournament followed by a trip to Florida so that first lady Jane Beshear could “visit friends.” Jim Waters, president of Bluegrass Institute, which promotes free-market capitalism and smaller…

Gambling got its shot, let’s move on to other solutions

The Kentucky Senate voted Thursday on the expanded gambling amendment. By a 16-21 vote, the measure to allow up to seven casinos in Kentucky was denied. Regardless of where you stand on legalizing casinos for recreational purposes, one thing we can celebrate is the end of a terrible “solution” to the state’s budget problem. The…

Dr. Howard Fuller, National Renowned Black Educational Reformer to Speak at Educational Forum in Louisville

Louisville, KY. – The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) is sponsoring an educational forum on charter schools and parental choice options for failing black and low income students within Jefferson County Public Schools and throughout Kentucky. Dr. Howard Fuller, the pioneer education reformer and one of the nations’s most distinguished advocates for providing children from black…