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We’re approaching a moment of urgency for our tax and budget work, and we want you involved.

Who's Paying A Fair Share?

Some people contribute more of their income in state and local taxes than others.

Funding the Kentucky we deserve

There are better ways to raise funds for schools, health care, environmental protection and other important services!

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Economic Justice

We want a better quality of life for all Kentuckians.

We’re working for better schools, better health and wellness services, cleaner water, more affordable education and a level playing field – so every Kentuckian has the opportunity to succeed. As member Dana Beasley Brown says:

“I don’t want companies to want to hire my children because they’re cheap, but because they’re skilled, educated, and creative.”

We’re working hard for these changes because we know that Kentucky is worth it. Every Kentuckian should be able to live, work, and put food on the table, right here at home. 

The Kentucky we deserve is possible, but we have to make the investment if we want a better future. That begins with comprehensive tax reform

Our Work


State Tax Reform

Kentuckians are worth good jobs, clean water, and quality educations. The Kentucky we deserve is possible if we reform our state taxes.

Federal Tax Policy

Kentuckians have an important opportunity – and obligation – to help shape federal tax policy to ensure we have the resources to create the best Kentucky for all of us.

Payday Lending

$472 interest on a $350 loan? Something needs to change!

Immigrants' Rights

Full human rights for all people – that's the kind of society we're working for.

LGBTQ Equality / Fairness

Fairness, safety and celebration of diversity – we know that's part of making our communities great!


On February 23, 2021, a letter signed by 100 organizations - including KFTC - was sent to...

Rural Power Coalition

Kentuckians Urge Relief and a Fundamental...

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

This summary was prepared by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities to inform people...

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

This is a slightly updated version, released in July 2019, of a report KFTC first published...

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

In December 2018, the Harlan County Fiscal Court passed a local resolution calling on Sen....

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

This report was released in November 2018 by Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, Appalachian...

Downstream Strategies, Appalachian Voices, Appalachian Citizens Law Center, Coalfield Development Corporation, and Rural Action


April 7, 2021 at 07:25am

KFTC and allies hosted a virtual town hall on March 31 to spotlight the inspiring ways...

March 18, 2021
Frankfort State Journal

The landmark American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Congress passed...

March 17, 2021
Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky legislators hurriedly shoveled more state tax breaks toward Gov. Andy Beshear’s desk...

March 17, 2021 at 10:40am

The text below was updated on March 26, 2021.  (All previous weekly...

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