State of the Commonwealth Address

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5:41 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Western Kentucky Legislators Respond to Beshear's State of the Commonwealth Address

Rep. Myron Dossett
Credit www.lrc.ky.gov

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.

REPUBLICANS

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 on expanded gambling

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

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