Statement on gubernatorial candidate’s pledge to get rid of current State Board of Education members ‘on day one’

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear in a recent news conference claimed he would, if elected, appoint a new state Board of Education “on day one” and then would expect that new board would “select a new commissioner on day two.” Beshear, the state’s current attorney general, wants to replace Wayne…

Bluegrass Beacon: Judge hides behind black robe of procedure in pension case

Editor’s note: The Bluegrass Beacon is a weekly syndicated statewide newspaper column posted on the Bluegrass Institute’s website after being released to and published by newspapers statewide. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd’s ruling that pension-reform legislation passed on the 57th day of this year’s 60-day General Assembly session is unconstitutional because it allegedly didn’t get…

Beshear intervenes in court actions involving sexual misconduct investigations to protect OAG’s ability to resolve open records disputes

Attorney General Andy Beshear has intervened in open records appeals pending in the Fayette and Franklin Circuit courts, and is seeking to obtain permission to intervene in a similar appeal in Warren Circuit Court in cases involving his office (OAG) having access to information regarding Title IX sexual misconduct investigations of university employees. His goal?…

News release: Gov.-elect Bevin’s principled platform features many of the Bluegrass Institute’s signature policy solutions

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Nov. 4   Contact: Jim Waters @ 270.320.4376 (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank, congratulated Matt Bevin on his victory in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election and stated its support for his principled platform that will bring new ideas and common-sense solutions to the serious problems…