Legislators must limit scope of emergency executive power

Gov. Andy Beshear’s response to the numerous legal losses he’s suffered regarding his coronavirus-related executive orders is to go court-shopping. After Court of Appeals Judge Glenn Acree refused to overturn rulings by circuit judges in Boone and Scott counties striking down the governor’s recent restrictions on crowds at automobile racetracks and agritourism businesses and class…

Media Alert – Beshear should practice his own ‘better together’ mantra: Replace unilateral edicts with legislative collaboration

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 20,2020 (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank, urges the legislature to act in limiting the power of executive orders issued by governors in declared states of emergency. The mandatory mask order issued by Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday which…

Quote of the day: The contrast between Obama’s and Bevin’s executive orders ‘could not be starker’

“I’ve heard the Courier-Journal call out Kentucky Republicans for applauding Gov. Bevin’s actions after having criticized President Obama’s executive orders over the past seven years. The flaw in this argument is there is a statute on the books in Kentucky specifically authorizing Gov. Bevin’s actions. There is no such federal statute to authorize the president’s…