June 5, 2013 —
Some minor taxes were adjusted to help with the state’s major funding shortfall in public pensions but nothing was changed to bolster the general fund or road fund.
The “less is best” government haters like the Tea Party have made it too politically dangerous to even speak the “T” (for taxes) word in Frankfort.
The tax reform commission submitted 54 recommendations but no one of substance has been enacted into law.
There was some talk of a special session on taxes but that was squelched.
Kentucky’s ranking as one of the poorest states in the U.S. seems secure and that is terrible news for our children.
Whatever happened to winning? Or finishing in the money?