MEDIA ALERT: News Conference on Thursday, Oct. 29, to oppose proposed resataurant tax increase in Shelbyville

The Bluegrass Institute will join with concerned taxpayers and business owners at a news conference at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, outside Shelbyville City Hall, 315 S. Washington St. This news conference will be held to express opposition to plans by the Shelbyville City Council to raise the city’s restaurant tax by a whopping…

From the Bluegrass Institute Scholars – It’s Tax Day 2015: Flat tax policy eliminates ‘expensive loopholes,’ lower rates for most

By D. Eric Schansberg, Ph.D. We pay taxes every day. But for many people, April 15 represents “Tax Day” – the day when our income tax forms are due. Many people file their 1040s sooner, particularly when they’re receiving refunds. They have allowed the government to keep too much of their money all year. So…

Broadband by bureaucrats: High costs of high-speed failure

While some in the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government consider it fashionable to build and operate a broadband network at taxpayers’ expense, citizens who take a moment to look at the price tag of similar outfits in other places should at least do some more price shopping before heading to the register. They may also want…

Bluegrass Beacon: Beshear’s timid proposal versus Tar Heels’ tax-cutting tenacity

Raising the specter of hiking cigarette taxes is – for cash-starved politicians, big-government health nannies and their opinion-page enablers – the policy equivalent of ringing Pavlov’s bell. Seeing “cash trays” rather than ashtrays, these big spenders experience racing heartbeats and sweaty palms while dreaming of raking in millions more into government coffers for pet projects.…