Bluegrass Beacon – Pension-reform reset: A win-win for teachers, taxpayers

Editor’s note: The Bluegrass Beacon is a weekly syndicated statewide newspaper column posted on the Bluegrass Institute’s website after being released to and published by newspapers statewide. If, as numerous rankings indicate, Kentucky is a physically unhealthy state, we may be an even- unhealthier commonwealth when it comes to our public pension systems. Despite dumping…

News Release: Pension legislation reflects Bluegrass Institute’s paradigm regarding future – but not past – benefits

For Immediate Release: February 21, 2019 (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – While the Bluegrass Institute lauds new pension legislation filed Wednesday in the state House of Representatives for adopting the institute’s innovative paradigm prohibiting the guarantee of future benefit rates, the bill must be simplified and address other irresponsible spending policies that have created the current crisis in…

Pension spiking for part-time legislators

The Bluegrass Institute has been the leading advocate for reforming the pension system for Kentucky legislators. More than 80 lawmakers and candidates signed our Legislation Pension Transparency Pledge during the 2016 election promising to support making legislators’ pension benefits transparent to the public. Senate Bill 3 passed by an overwhelming majority in both the House…