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The scholarship tax credit is a scam for the wealthy

When you hear the debate about the scholarship tax credit, ignore the flowery language about choice and the poor, and remember just one word: scam.

Kentucky economic agenda: 31 actions for a thriving Commonwealth

Want to see what a strong, progressive economic agenda for Kentucky would look like? HERE YOU GO – a set of actions to move Kentucky forward!
$100 bills (by Free for Commercial Use [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

Dear legislators – please fix our tax incentive problems

Kentucky gives away more in tax incentives TO businesses than it takes in FROM businesses. Neal Turpin takes a look at what we SHOULD be doing.

Lobbyists attempting to repeal corporate tax measure

Since the end of the 2018 legislative session, there has been an ongoing effort by large, multistate corporations to repeal “combined reporting" for taxes, one of the few loopholes actually closed by the revenue bill.
"The greater the service, the heavier the tax" (illustration by Udo Keppler, 1872-1956, artist [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Kentucky’s tax system sucks

A new report from ITEP confirms what we've long known: Kentucky's tax system sucks. And it's worse now than it was a few years ago.
Mitch McConnell speaking at CPAC 2012 (photo by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons)

McConnell, ‘disturbed’ that tax cuts didn’t pay for themselves, says we have to cut...

It's the standard Repub playbook: Pass tax cuts in order to INCREASE the deficit, then use the deficit YOU caused in order to gut social programs.
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Americans for Prosperity already gearing up against gas tax hike

The General Assembly is still four months away, but AFP is getting a head start with a new campaign to oppose any increase in the gas tax.

Not enough signatures: Drive to recall Fayette school safety tax fails.

An effort to gather the 14,000 signatures needed to put Fayette County’s schools safety tax to a public vote has fallen short.
Healthcare Provider Tax

New group says save Medicaid expansion by broadening provider tax

A group made up primarily of hospitals is urging to keep the Medicaid expansion by including more classes of healthcare providers in the provider tax.

Dear Gov. Bevin – Right vetoes, wrong answers

Dear Governor Bevin – After all the ways we have disagreed, it is nice to be able to say that for once, we agree with you about something. We fear, though, that the agreement will be short-lived.

BREAKING: Bevin to veto both budget and revenue bills

In a press conference held today, Governor Bevin said that he would veto both the budget bill (HB 200) and the revenue bill (HB 366). He did not indicate that he would veto the pension bill, although he did say it was inadequate.

Rumor: Republicans about to propose Kansas-like tax “reform”

We don't like to share hints and rumors, but this one seems important if true. Word came from Frankfort yesterday that Republicans are considering "doing a Kansas" on our tax system. Basically, that means raising the sales tax.

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