This dog just will not hunt (Part 2)

Rep. Carl Rollins, D-Midway, nailed it when he told CN/2 Politics that “we will continue to improve Kentucky schools without the money” from the federal Race to the Top (RttT) competition. Who, exactly, is “WE?” Neither Rollins, legislators, governors’ task forces nor School Based Decision Making Councils are in the chain of command. “We?” Rollins’…

Courier Confusion

How many kids got sent all over creation during Jefferson County Schools’ opening day? It’s kind of amusing. The Courier-Journal doesn’t seem to be able to get its numbers straight about the number of kids who got home really, really late on the chaotic opening day of schools in the newspaper’s own home town. On…

Mercatus Center testifies about transparency in Frankfort

Recently the Mercatus Center was invited to testify before the interim joint committee on state government in Frankfort about the virtues, best practices, and challenges of transparency in government. Representing the Mercatus Center was Jim Musser, Director of Economic Education. You can view the entire presentation below… Some key points from the presentation: Transparency is…

Press conference addresses ‘card check’

Bluegrass Institute supporters are invited to attend a press conference sponsored by the Associated Builders of Kentuckiana (ABC) and the Coalition to Protect Kentucky Jobs (CPKY)this morning from 9:30AM-10:30AM at ABC Kentuckiana Headquarters, 1810 Taylor Avenue in Louisville. Jim Waters, Bluegrass Institute vice president of policy and communications, will offer brief comments about the Employee…