Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

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  A tax reform bill that passed Monday by Kentucky lawmakers is now awaiting a decision from Governor Matt Bevin. Some economists are saying the tax plan is more of a tax shift from wealthy individuals to middle and low income Kentuckians.

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  A liberal leaning policy institute is suggesting the state focus more on raising revenue and less on cutting social programs.

Kentucky Group Criticizes Bevin’s Budget, Pushes For Tax Reform

Jan 18, 2018
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A coalition of economic, education, health and advocacy groups is criticizing Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget cuts — and instead, is pushing for “revenue raising tax reform.”

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President Donald Trump’s call to cut legal immigration by half over ten years would have a significant impact on Kentucky’s economy. Immigrants and refugees in Kentucky are more likely to start their own business than native born Kentuckians.

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Tax experts say a Kentucky businessman who sold a home to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin could reap a benefit from the sale in the form of a large tax break.

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The federal comment period for Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed Medicaid changes closes this weekend. Kentuckians have voiced concerns at a series of forums across the commonwealth. 

Kentucky’s Gender Wage Gap Is Narrowing, Report Says

Sep 8, 2016
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Things are looking up for some Kentucky workers. That’s according to a new report from the left-leaning Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

The study says unemployment in 2015 returned to its pre-recession rate of 5.4 percent. The report also found that the gender wage gap is narrowing in the commonwealth. 

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The number of Kentucky families receiving cash assistance has declined dramatically since federal welfare reform was enacted twenty years ago.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott will visit Kentucky this month in an effort to recruit businesses to relocate or expand to Florida. 

About two years ago, Scott tried something similar. He sent letters to businesses in Kentucky inviting them to the Sunshine State. 

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The U.S. House of Representatives is debating an end to the federal estate tax, but Kentucky probably wouldn’t benefit as much as other states.

There are only about 5,400 estates nationwide that will have to pay the estate tax. That’s because it only applies to individuals who bestow more than $5.4 million to their heirs. 

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