Kentucky legislators http://wkms.org en Western Kentucky Legislators Respond to Beshear's State of the Commonwealth Address http://wkms.org/post/western-kentucky-legislators-respond-beshears-state-commonwealth-address <p>Gov. Steve Beshear's State of the Commonwealth address focused on reinvesting in education and tax reform in addition to praising Kentucky's state health exchange, kynect. Below are responses to that address from both Republican and Democratic legislators who responded to calls.</p><p><strong>REPUBLICANS</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/h009.htm">Rep</a><a href="http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/h009.htm">. Myron Dossett</a> took issue with Beshear's praise of kynect, saying the state health exchange had added many people to Medicaid rolls that the commonwealth is already struggling to pay. He is also concerned with expanding gambling.</p><p>Dossett was pleased to hear discussion about tax reform, but he wants a straight sales tax that would eliminate the state income tax.</p><p><a href="http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/h004.htm"> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:41:16 +0000 Whitney Jones 37892 at http://wkms.org Western Kentucky Legislators Respond to Beshear's State of the Commonwealth Address Interim Joint Education Committee at MSU http://wkms.org/post/interim-joint-education-committee-msu <p>Members of the Kentucky Interim Joint Committee on Education meet today at Murray State University. Legislators are on campus today to hear presentations about educational programs in far western Kentucky. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:12:03 +0000 Angela Hatton 22965 at http://wkms.org Interim Joint Education Committee at MSU