Reason to give #23: Empowering Kentuckians to secure their liberties

We are counting down the top 30 reasons to donate $17.92 each month to the Bluegrass Institute as part of our 1792: Never Out of Date campaign. Reason #23 to donate: We’re empowering Kentuckians to secure their liberties. At the Bluegrass Institute, we believe in the American founding principle that government derives its power by the…

Prefiled bills seek to end legislator pensions

In a recent press release, state representative David Floyd, R-Bardstown made it known that he has prefiled legislation for the 2013 General Assembly session that would end the practice of bestowing lucrative public pension benefits to Kentucky’s part-time legislators. That is certainly one way to attack the state’s egregious unfunded public pension liability. The proposed…

Kenton County Attorney’s lawsuit involving Tea Party ballot effort tossed ‘with prejudice’

It’s a win for citizens and taxpayers Over a year ago, sharp-eyed researchers from the Tea Party in Northern Kentucky raised serious questions about the continued need for the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC). This zoning and planning commission appears redundant in the one remaining county it now serves and there are even questions…

Clear battle lines in tax commission town hall

The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Tax Commission made a stop through Lexington last night to hear from concerned citizens about reforming thestate’staxing structure. You can learn more about who serves on the commission and how it is structured here but in a nutshell, the stated goals of the commission include fairness, competitiveness, simplicity and compliance, elasticity…