tax reform

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.


Anne Kitzman, 123rf Stock Photo

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. 

Jacob Ryan/WFPL

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin doesn’t anticipate the special legislative session planned later this year to provide all the tax reform solutions.

Congress returns Tuesday from its spring recess, facing yet another down-to-the-wire spate of deal-making — and a White House anxious to claim its first major legislative win.

On Friday night, the funding measure lawmakers approved last year to keep the federal government running will expire. The timing leaves members of the House and Senate just four days to reach a new agreement to fund the government, or risk a partial shutdown of federal agencies on Saturday — the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

If you filed for an extension on your taxes this week, you're right in step with the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress. They've put off voting on their promised tax overhaul until after they take another whack at repealing and replacing Obamacare.

That's got some Republicans concerned, including Stephen Moore, who was an economic adviser to the Trump campaign.

"You know, you've got a period when you're first elected where you've got to rush and get things done before that window slams shut," Moore says.