Commentary: Eight members of the legislature propose a way forward for tax reform

From: Rep. Jim Wayne, Rep. Tom Burch, Rep. Attica Scott, Rep. Kelly Flood, Rep. Reginald Meeks, Rep. George Brown Jr., Rep. Mary Lou Marzian and Rep. Joni Jenkins We applaud Gov. Matt Bevin for seeking input on how to overhaul Kentucky’s tax code and ensure our obligations to public workers and retirees are met. There is really no question Kentucky needs to clean up its tax code so we can generate...

Horse industry’s legislative agenda focuses on getting equine sales tax equity bill passed

Supporters of Kentucky’s $4 billion horse industry will hoof it to Frankfort next legislative session intent on getting an equine sales tax equity bill passed into law. “Most everyone agrees that Kentucky is long overdue for tax reform, and we’ll make a strong case for including equine tax equity as part of any reform proposal,” Joe Clabes, executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education...

Holliday throws weight behind tax reform, expanded gaming to restore education cuts

Special to KyForward   Kentucky’s commissioner of education has thrown his weight behind changing the state’s tax codes and expanding games of chance in order to find critical revenues to improve student performance.   On his Internet blog, Terry Holliday said the 2014 legislative session “will be a make or break year for education in Kentucky.   Kentucky Education Commissioner...