Kentucky BLue Ribbon Commission

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The Kentucky House speaker said the commission charged with proposing changes to Kentucky's tax code is "backing away" from controversial issues.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo said in a recent interview that the Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform needs to be bolder. He said the appointed commissioners are approaching the tax code issues as if they have political capital to lose, refusing to offer new ideas.

Economic consultants looking for ways to improve Kentucky's tax system have offered a variety of options that include imposing a tax on food and a variety of services ranging from haircuts to automotive repairs to funerals.