Even Kentucky shows great public school innovation can come from outside of the public school community

The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank, joins with hundreds of groups nationwide to celebrate the fifth annual National School Choice Week (Jan. 24-30). Since its beginning more than 12 years ago, the Bluegrass Institute has been the leading voice to give Kentucky parents effective alternatives to ensure that each child…

Associated Press: Minimum Wage Report Puts Democrats on Defensive

The harsh laws of economics honor no man, especially politicians. The Associated Press is reporting that a new report out from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that a federal proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would result in the loss of roughly 500,000 jobs across the nation by 2016.…

Bluegrass Institute welcomes new Vice President of Policy Initiatives

Bluegrass Institute welcomes new Vice President of Policy Initiatives   Denis Frankenberger will lead right-to-work campaign (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Louisville entrepreneur and government watchdog Denis Frankenberger has been named the Bluegrass Institute’s Vice President of Policy Initiatives. Frankenberger is the former president and CEO of Advance Machinery Co. – one of the nation’s largest machine…

Who prevails with the prevailing wage?

By D. Eric Schansberg, Ph.D., and member of the Bluegrass Institute Board of Scholars A prevailing wage is a legal arrangement designed to set minimum compensation for public-sector construction workers at rates above those determined by market supply and demand – typically at rates near “prevailing” compensation for union workers. Modern-day legislation establishing prevailing –…