Bevin promised to turn ‘sacred cow’ tax breaks into ‘hamburger.’ Where’s the beef?

Tom Eblen
February 8, 2018
Lexington Herald Leader

In his State of the Commonwealth address a year ago today, Gov. Matt Bevin boldly proclaimed that he and the new Republican-controlled General Assembly would turn some “sacred cows” into “hamburger.”

That was the tough-talking governor’s way of saying that Kentucky’s antiquated tax code needs to be thoroughly examined, and tax breaks that don’t pay substantial returns to the overall economy need to go.

It was the right thing to say, and it remains the right thing to do. But since then, Bevin seems to have become a vegetarian who wants to put Kentucky on a starvation diet. Where’s the beef?

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