End perks? Why not end legislative pensions altogether?

In a recent cn|2 Pure Politics interview, Sen. Dennis Parrett of Elizabethtown revealed that he wants to end the special pension perks granted to Kentucky state legislators. He speaks specifically about the added benefits from 2005’s HB 299. These perks should absolutely be repealed. Frankly though, the senator doesn’t go nearly as far as he should.…

The pension crisis WILL crowd out other services

Tuesday evening, Jim Waters of the Bluegrass Institute appeared on cn|2’s Pure Politics to discuss the commonwealth’s pension system crisis. Watch the discussion below. One of the take-away points is that if steps are not taken to deal with this pension mess, other services provided by the government will be crowded out of funding. We…

Dr. John Garen to speak on Obamacare on Thursday

This coming Thursday, September 27th, the chair of the Bluegrass Institute’s Board of Scholars, Dr. John Garen, will discuss some economic concerns with America’s current healthcare system, as well as proposed solutions from both centrally planned and free market perspectives. What:  Shelby Co. GOP Meeting on American Healthcare and Obamacare Who:    Dr. John Garen, Gatton…

Jim Waters discusses pension reform tonight on cn|2 Pure Politics

Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters will appear on cn|2’s Pure Politics with Ryan Alessi to discuss the shape of Kentucky’s public pension system. This comes on the heels of the recently released Future Shock: Kentucky Politicians’ Opulent Pensions Have Become a Modern Day Gold Rush which outlines how Kentucky’s elected representatives have legislated themselves into…