Lawmakers Reach Compromise on Tax Amnesty Program

Kentucky lawmakers seem to have reached an agreement on a bill to restart a tax amnesty program. The program allows Kentuckians with delinquent taxes to apply for reduced payments. Governor Steve Beshear proposed the program to help raise revenue. The House scaled back Beshear’s original proposal, and the Senate made further revisions. But legislative leaders have decided […]

Budget Bills Easily Pass Committee, Expected to Get Full House Vote Soon

Budget plans for all three branches of Kentucky’s government are on their way to the House floor after easily passing out of the House budget committee today. The committee passed bills that would cut the judicial and legislative budgets by eight point four percent, to match the cuts already made to the executive budget.  It […]

Lawmakers Discuss Tax Amnesty

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Legislative hearings continue in Frankfort on Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s budget-balancing plan. With the state searching for ways to generate new revenue, tax amnesty is on the minds of some Senate Budget Committee members. Previous amnesty efforts have raked in millions of dollars for the state, but Finance Secretary […]