Dec. 9, 2013 —
But Beshear began the day saying, “We’re here to listen,” and there were group sessions scheduled for the afternoon organized around a variety of subjects and strategies.
Some were excited by experiences of the Minnesota iron range where the state returns two-thirds of mining taxes to the region. A trust fund was established in the 1970s which now totals $142 million, interest from which funds re-investment in the area.
But the mood remained of many remained doubtful.
“It’s been a lot of talk so far,” said state Rep. Rick Nelson, D-Middlesboro. “We’ll see.”
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