A report released by KFTC and the Kentucky Economic Justice Alliance in 2005. Raising The Bar: Kentucky's Real Budget Report is an effort to inform and provoke public dialogue about the needs for greater investment in Kentucky's public services and future.
This webinar offers a brief overview of Kentucky's tax and budget landscape, and offers tools and resources to participate in the Blue Ribbon Tax Commission Public Input Meetings. The webinars are being offered throughout the summer, and we'd love to have you join us for some workshopping that we'll do during the webinar. But if you miss the webinar you can find it here.
While the still-weak economy and the end of federal recovery-related assistance are important factors in the tight budget now being considered in Frankfort, long-term structural problems with Kentucky’s tax system also play a big role.
The barriers to affordable higher education – especially for low-income Kentuckians – will continue to grow under a budget that cuts funding to postsecondary institutions and limits need-based financial aid.