The Jefferson County School Board will vote on Monday night to increase property tax by a tenth of a cent. This means a house valued at $100,000 dollars would pay an additional one dollar per year. The school board has raised property tax for three straight years to help balance the budget. This year’s increase… Continue reading JCPS Votes on Slight Property Tax Increase
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is in Frankfort to gather support for a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget. Paul found support from some conservative state lawmakers, but others were on hand in opposition to the Senator remarks.
The Jefferson County Board of Education Monday night approved its third consecutive property tax increase to help fund public schools. The money will go toward textbooks, employee raises and new construction. Earlier in the meeting, board members apologized for transportation problems on the first day of school.
The first-time homebuyer federal tax credit will expire Friday. Anyone who has not owned a home in the last three years must be in a binding contract by then and close the sale by the end of June to qualify.
This year and next, nearly $300 million dollars in federal stimulus dollars will flow into Louisville Metro. They’ll fund projects ranging from buying more energy efficient school buses to installing new sidewalks. To make the use of those funds—and their impact, for instance, on jobs—as transparent as possible, the Mayor’s spokesman Chris Poynter says the city’s economic stimulus team has created an online, searchable map of projects.
Starting April 1st, Kentuckians will pay sales tax on alcohol and thirty cents more for a pack cigarettes. The price increases have some retailers worried.
Tacked on to the so-called “bail out” bill passed earlier this month are a suite of extensions of tax credits for renewable energy projects. And members of Kentucky’s renewable energy industry are praising federal lawmakers for attaching them to the measure.
The so-called “bail out” bill may not seem to be having major effects on the financial markets. But it is stirring excitement among renewable energy advocates. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has the story.