Kentucky Senate Republicans are offering an aggressive agenda for the 2011 General Assembly, which begins January 4th.
For one thing, Senate Republicans want to reform Kentucky’s antiquated tax code, but they won’t try to get it all done in the 30 day session. Senate President David Williams says legislation will be offered creating a council to draft a new tax code. Council recommendations will then be put into bill form for action in the 2012 budget session.
“Our laws have to be changed to create jobs in this state, or we’re going to be an island of joblessness and continue to have a sea of red ink and an unemployment rate which is unacceptable and a future that is bleak, because our state is adrift,” he says.
Other priorities include charter schools, more government transparency, immigration enforcement and a crackdown on Medicaid fraud.