Court’s ruling upholding Obama’s health care policy could deepen the nation’s – and Kentucky’s – debt hole

(BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) – Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – President’s Obama’s health care law – could exacerbate the nation’s health-care woes by offering a “spate of bad incentives,” said University of Kentucky economist John Garen, Ph.D., who also chairs the Bluegrass Institute Board of Scholars. Garen…

Courier-Journal columnist refers to Institute’s pension report

Citing the Bluegrass Institute’s recent “Future Shock” report and its author Lowell Reese, Courier-Journal columnist John David  Dyche points to reforming the state’s pension system as the top agenda for the fall political campaigns. Pension reform was followed by other policy positions in alignment with the Bluegrass Institute’s mission, including charter schools, right-to-work, getting rid…

Senate president to discuss pensions on WVLK

Kentucky Senate President David Williams will be on the radio with WVLK’s Sue Wylie Thursday morning discussing public pension reform. This discussion will take place on the heels of the Bluegrass Institute’s recently released public pension exposé, Future Shock: Kentucky Politicians’ Opulent Pensions Have Become a Modern Day Gold Rush.  I hope that serious consideration is…