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  A Kentucky youth advocacy group is calling for state earned income tax credits as a means to get families with children out of poverty.

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says Congressional Republicans are shifting their focus away from healthcare after several failed attempts at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. The Bowling Green Republican says healthcare is taking a backseat to tax reform this fall.

Kevin Willis, WKU Public Radio

As the U.S. House and Senate return Tuesday from summer recess, a Kentucky congressman says lawmakers need to turn their attention to two major budgetary items.

J. Tyler Franklin

Adding to Kentucky’s financial woes, economists are predicting the state will bring in around $200 million less than originally projected this fiscal year.


Governor Bevin says changing the state’s tax code will have to wait until lawmakers come up with solutions to Kentucky’s public pension crisis.

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

Kentucky’s governor says there’s some question about the agenda for a special legislative session he plans to call this fall. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

U.S. Congressman James Comer described the status and goals of Republican-led health care reform, 'hyper-partisanship,' tax reform and infrastructure plans on the horizon, achievements in deregulation and 'business-friendliness' and other topics at a town hall in Hickman County on Thursday. 


  Left-leaning advocacy group Kentuckians For the Commonwealth held a protest Wednesday in Paducah against Governor Matt Bevin’s plan to overhaul the state tax code. Bevin was in Paducah to sign the ‘Leeper Act’ - lifting the state’s nuclear moratorium. He has said he plans to call a special session in the coming months to overhaul the tax code in an effort to address the ailing pension system. KFTC representative Amanda Groves said the governor’s proposed tax reform plan isn’t about reform at all.


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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says a special session of the state legislature will happen after August 15.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Members of the Murray business community want to see more local control emerge from a special session on tax reform.