cigarette taxes http://wkms.org en Kentucky's General Fund Revenue Increases in May http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-general-fund-revenue-increases-may <p></p><p>The state's top budget official is reporting an 8.3 percent increase in General Fund revenue in May, largely thanks to improved collections from the sales tax, individual income taxes and property taxes.</p><p>Budget Director Jane Driskell released a monthly revenue report on Monday. The report showed property tax collections increased by 75.2 percent in May. Individual income tax receipts rose by 8.3 percent. And sales tax receipts were up 5.2 percent.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:27:54 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 31943 at http://wkms.org Kentucky's General Fund Revenue Increases in May Stumbo Says No Tax Reform This Session http://wkms.org/post/stumbo-says-no-tax-reform-session <p></p><p>Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he doesn't expect a tax reform package vote during the current legislative session. Stumbo says such a package doesn't have the 60 votes necessary to pass in the House.</p><p>A special commission appointed by the governor proposed reforms that could generate almost $700 million a year in additional revenue. &nbsp; Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:53:37 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28280 at http://wkms.org Stumbo Says No Tax Reform This Session Tax Reform Panel to Make Recommendations to Beshear http://wkms.org/post/tax-reform-panel-make-recommendations-beshear <p></p><p>The Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform meets today to share its recommendations with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Beshear appointed the commission earlier this year to suggest ways to simplify the tax code and generate enough revenue to meet state needs and carry Kentuckians through the recession. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:09:00 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25359 at http://wkms.org Tax Reform Panel to Make Recommendations to Beshear Kentucky Smokers Might Have to Pay More for Cigarettes http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-smokers-might-have-pay-more-cigarettes <p></p><p>Smokers might have to pay more in Kentucky for cigarettes if a proposal to raise the cigarette tax passes. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform suggests raising the tax from $.60 a pack to $1. Governor Steve Beshear appointed the tax panel earlier this year to simplify the tax code and generate enough revenue to meet the state’s needs. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:13:11 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 24712 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Smokers Might Have to Pay More for Cigarettes the morning cram [6 in tha mornin edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-6-tha-mornin-edition <p><strong>NPR discusses</strong> the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/14/154962021/ice-t-gives-a-hip-hop-history-lesson-in-the-art-of-rap">art of Hip-Hop</a> with rhyme legend Ice-T.&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">&quot;A rapper is someone who rhymes. You could consider Dr. Seuss a rapper...an MC is someone who has that party-rocking skill...&quot; -Big Daddy Kane</span></p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:57:23 +0000 Gary Pitts 18374 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [6 in tha mornin edition] Quinn Set to Sign Medicaid Legislation http://wkms.org/post/quinn-set-sign-medicaid-legislation <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign several bills passed by the Legislature this year, including those that will slash health care coverage and increase cigarette taxes by $1 a pack to help finance the Medicaid program.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:59:45 +0000 Associated Press 18370 at http://wkms.org Quinn Set to Sign Medicaid Legislation the morning cram [red rocking chair edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-red-rocking-chair-edition <p>&quot;...might help you get through the world.&quot;</p><p><strong>NPR reports</strong> the legendary flat-picking guitarist, banjoist, and vocalist <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2012/05/29/153697428/doc-watson-folk-music-icon-dies-at-89">Doc Watson</a> has passed away at the age of 89.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 14:50:55 +0000 Gary Pitts 18167 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [red rocking chair edition] Afternoon Round-Up 5/29/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-52912 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>The administration has created a &quot;strange, secret trial in a way,&quot; by which it determines <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/29/153929049/a-macabre-process-nominating-terrorists-to-nations-kill-list">which suspected terrorists get marked for death</a>, <em>The New York Times</em>&#39; Scott Shane reports.</p><p><strong>Kentucky:</strong></p> Tue, 29 May 2012 21:54:43 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18162 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 5/29/12 Quinn Thanks Lawmakers http://wkms.org/post/quinn-thanks-lawmakers <p>Governor Pat Quinn is thanking lawmakers who voted to approve a $1 increase in cigarette taxes. It&#39;s the final piece of his plan to ease crushing financial burdens on the state&rsquo;s Medicaid system.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 May 2012 21:38:14 +0000 Drew Adams & The Associated Press 18159 at http://wkms.org Quinn Thanks Lawmakers