Tax Commissions Hears Past Reports, Delays Picking A Consultant

A commission tasked with coming up with elements of a new tax code for Kentucky held its second meeting in Frankfort today. The group is chaired by Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and is made up of business leaders from across the state. During the all-afternoon meeting, the group received overviews of the dozen tax commissions […]

Westwood Re-files Tax Commission Bill ‘As A Statement’ to Beshear

One Republican senator is making his displeasure with Governor Steve Beshear’s tax commission known. Senator Jack Westwood has filed a bill for the second year in a row setting up a new commission to completely rewrite Kentucky’s tax code. Westwood says he filed the bill again because he’s unhappy with the make-up of the governor’s […]

Williams Blasts Beshear’s Tax Commission for Lacking Experts

Kentucky Senate President David Williams has several criticisms for Governor Steve Beshear’s recently-appointed tax commission. Williams proposed creating such a commission during his bid for governor last year. But says Beshear’s commission lacks the guidance and experience to change Kentucky’s tax code. The Senate President says the majority of the commission is made up of Beshear’s […]

Beshear Says Tax Commission Isn’t Change of Heart

As the wheels slowly turn on Governor Steve Beshear’s tax commission, observers are wondering what changed the governor’s mind on taxes in the first place. All last year the governor said he wasn’t in favor of changing the tax code during a recession, while his opponent David Williams constantly advocated for it. But after his re-election, […]