Kentucky legislators

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On October 30, the Calloway County Public Library hosts a meet and greet with local and state legislators, to spread awareness about the importance of local libraries and their educational services. Sandy Linn stops by Sounds Good with a preview of the event and also reflects on fall break activities and the Fort Donelson Community Discussion Group's recent trip to Stones River National Battlefield.

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.


Rep. Myron Dossett 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.

Dossett was pleased to hear discussion about tax reform, but he wants a straight sales tax that would eliminate the state income tax.

Interim Joint Education Committee at MSU

Oct 8, 2012

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.