House committee weakens already-anemic Senate pension bill

Taxpayers should be outraged that the House State Government Committee extracted what few teeth exists in Senate Bill 2, which largely is a bill designed to offer the illusion of politicians taking meaningful action on Kentucky’s public pension crisis. Today, the committee voted to approve a watered-down version of the bill that fails even to…

Calling fouls on sour sweetheart deals and secret Senate meetings

By Jim Waters Though there always are those fighting for – and against – liberty throughout Kentucky, these two candidates finish on top of the latest edition of the Bluegrass Beacon’s “Liberty Lovers and Losers.” Liberty Lover: Louisville entrepreneur Denis Frankenberger While downtown Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center is popular with sports fans who pile in…

Herald-Leader seeing the light

A recent editorial by the Lexington Herald-Leader hits on something that the Bluegrass Institute has been championing for years now: public pension transparency. Most of the piece focuses on funding the pension system’s substantial shortfall but at the end this point is made: Both systems lack transparency. Even though every taxpayer in Kentucky will contribute…