Jerry Abramson

Politics
11:24 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Abramson Doesn’t Expect Major Change in the Tax Code

Jerry Abramson

The chair of Kentucky’'s tax commission says a sweeping overhaul of the state's tax code isn't in the works.

Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson says, in his heart, he wants to see a major change in the tax code.

“But at the same time my brain tells that generally in state government things move incrementally forward,” he says, adding that a grand reform bill isn't likely to pass the legislature.

And Abramson says throwing out and completely rewriting the state tax code, as state Senate President David Williams previously advocated for, is out of the question:

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Politics
2:56 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Comer Upset Over Abramson's Dismissal of Fancy Farm Picnic

Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson's assertion that the Fancy Farm picnic is no longer a relevant political event has inspired a growing backlash.

In remarks reported by CN2, Abramson dismissed the picnic, saying it's too rowdy. But Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who emceed this year's event, says when statewide officials skip the picnic, as Abramson did this year, it hurts the church and community that put the event on.

"Fancy Farm just isn’t about politics, it’s a church charity event and it’s a huge economic draw for people in Western Kentucky,” Comer says.

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Politics
3:52 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Fancy Farm Speaker Attendance Low

Most of Kentucky's elected Democrats will skip this weekend's annual Fancy Farm picnic.

As of Wednesday, House Speaker Greg Stumbo is the only high profile Democrat scheduled to speak. Stumbo is filling in for the governor, who’s on an economic development trip in Europe. Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and the four remaining statewide elected Democratic officials are opting not to speak.

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Taxes
12:01 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Public Comment Begins for Kentucky's Blue Ribbon Tax Commission

Chad Lampe

Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Kentucky’s Blue Ribbon Tax Commission are seeking public comment to help develop recommendations on overhauling the state tax code.

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Military
9:26 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Groundbreaking for Emergency Ops Center

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Major General Edward Tonini, adjutant general of the Commonwealth’s National Guard, will be at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new state emergency center today in Frankfort.  The ceremony will be held at the Boone National Guard Center. Kentucky officials say the new center represents an investment of nearly $10 million in upgrades to a facility that dates back to the Cold War.

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