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…

Bluegrass Institute calls for separate pension reform bills in response to high court’s ruling

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 13, 2018 (FRANKFORT, Ky.) — Today’s decision by the Kentucky Supreme Court upholding Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd’s earlier ruling that pension-reform legislation passed in the waning days of this year’s General Assembly was unconstitutional offers an opportunity to rethink how bills are filed, debated and voted on. The court…

Bluegrass Institute News Release – Pension Shock: How did we get here?

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Contact: Jim Waters @ 270.320.4376 (cell) or jwaters@freedomkentucky.com (FRANKFORT, Ky.) — With the Kentucky Supreme Court agreeing to a fast-track appeal of Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd’s ruling that Senate Bill 151 passed in the closing days of this year’s legislative session was unconstitutional, pension reform will again…

Bluegrass Beacon: To join or not to join? That is the (right-to-work) question

‘Tis the season to celebrate America’s independence and recent Supreme Court decisions. Earlier this month, we praised the Kentucky Supreme Court’s ruling prohibiting unelected bureaucrats from enforcing smoking bans on private property while giving elected officials a pass on a controversial policy. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Harris v Quinn that homecare…