Great 2012 General Assembly summary

Representative government is almost always a messy business, frequently frustrating and rarely a hundred-percent satisfactory. A contentious 2012 Kentucky General Assembly came to a close this month. Scott Payton, assistant public relations officer with the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, provided a great, nonpartisan press release chronicling some of the dramatic issues this year. You can…

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…