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Trickle-Down Dries Up

October 26, 2017
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

This study compares the economic performance of the nine states without broad-based personal income taxes to their mirror opposites—the nine states levying the highest top marginal personal income tax rates throughout the last decade.

Tax reform should be key part of Kentucky pension reform

October 20, 2017
The Courier-Journal

Kentuckians are eager to support fiscal responsibility and smart investments in our state by cleaning up tax breaks. Tax reform legislation doing just that was filed by six dedicated House members in July in response to Gov. Bevin’s request for ideas to address our fiscal crisis.

Solving Kentucky pension crisis requires tax reform, more revenue and clear heads

September 20, 2017
The Courier-Journal

Do legislators have a responsibility to keep pensions intact? Of course they do. 

We cannot solitary budget cut our way out of this. New revenue is also required.

Report says Kentucky’s proposed pension ‘reforms’ could make everything worse

October 16, 2017
Herald-Leader

Sweeping changes recommended for Kentucky’s public pension systems would cost taxpayers and public employees more money while making public employment far less attractive to future generations, according to a report released Monday.

Profitable Fortune 500 Companies in Kentucky Avoid Paying Millions in State Corporate Income Taxes

April 27, 2017
Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

Despite strong profits for the nation’s biggest and most successful multistate corporations, a large share of Fortune 500 businesses — including some Kentucky-based companies — are paying taxes at a rate much lower than established tax rates, with some paying no taxes at all, according to a new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). 

Pension Benefits Inject $3.4 Billion into the Economies of Kentucky Counties

June 6, 2017
Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

As the governor and General Assembly consider additional cuts to pension benefits for employees, it’s important to understand the role such benefits play in local economies...

Scott County chapter hosts community conversation on taxes

September 8, 2017 at 02:27am

The Scott County chapter hosted a community conversation around tax reform, allowing for members and others to discuss what they envision for Georgetown and Kentucky, and the role of state government in helping to bring that about.

Fair, flexible tax code will benefit all

July 17, 2017
Lexington Herald-Leader

Eastern Kentuckians rally in support of health care for all

August 1, 2017 at 07:49pm
Big Sandy, Perry County

A video of the rally can be viewed on KFTC's Facebook page.

Eastern Kentuckians showed their support for health care for all at a rally in Pikeville Saturday that drew nearly 100 people.

“We’re here because we’re human beings and every human being deserves health care,” said Bev May, a Floyd County KFTC member who emceed the event. “Every life counts, and every life needs health care.”

Jefferson County members help secure nearly $10 million for affordable housing

July 6, 2017 at 06:03am
Jefferson County

It's not easy to be a person with progressive values in Kentucky. At the moment, our federal and state policy makers are overwhelmingly pushing a conservative agenda that goes against our values.

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