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About the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions

The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions (BIPPS) was founded in Bowling Green, Kentucky, by Christopher J. Derry in 2003 to move Kentucky from a state of government dependency to one of opportunity and prosperity for individual Kentuckians by offering free-market solutions to the commonwealth’s greatest challenges.

BIPPS is Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank and is an affiliate of the State Policy Network (SPN), which was founded by South Carolina entrepreneur Thomas Roe in 1992 at the urging of Ronald Reagan and has grown to a powerful movement of 64 independent state think tanks which are securing lasting social change at the state and local level.

BIPPS is a 501c3 nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization committed to engaging, empowering and inspiring Kentuckians to make Kentucky the fastest-growing, most-innovative state in America. All gifts to the Bluegrass Institute are voluntary, tax-deductible and private. We have never accepted a single dollar of funding from any government at any level.

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