- Category: State Senate Newsletter
- Created on Saturday, June 30 2012 08:51
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Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform to hold Louisville public meeting on July 10
GLI urges businesses to attend and share opinions
Earlier this year, Governor Beshear announced the creation of Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform. The 23-member commission includes a cross-section of business and civic leaders from across Kentucky who will spend the next few months studying Kentucky's tax code.
Their recommendations are due to the Governor by Nov. 15, 2012. The stated purpose of the commission is “to develop a set of recommendations to make Kentucky’s tax code more responsive to the ups and downs of the economy, as well as to make taxes more equitable for Kentuckians.”
Comprehensive tax and spending reform at both the state and local level is one of Greater Louisville Inc.’s top legislative priorities and we are pleased the Governor has taken the step to review Kentucky’s tax code. We are following the Commission’s efforts closely, while at the same time coordinating with business organizations throughout the state to ensure the collective voice of business is strongly represented as it prepares recommendations.
The commission is currently holding a series of public meetings around the state to gather comments from citizens on the good, the bad, and the frustrating elements of Kentucky’s current tax code. The Louisville area public meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Highland Middle School Auditorium, 1700 Norris Place.
Greater Louisville Inc. will be attending the meeting and testifying on behalf of the business community regarding the tax and spending reform principles our members have told us are most important to them.
You can view GLI’s Tax and Spending Principles at http://www.greaterlouisville.com/uploadedfiles/Bill_Tracker/FiscalPolicyBudetReformPrinciples.pdf.
But it is equally important that the commission members hear from business leaders like you! As an employer, you know first-hand how Kentucky’s tax code affects your ability to succeed and grow. We strongly encourage you to consider attending the public meeting and signing up to share your ideas on how we can increase our state’s competitiveness and encourage business investment.
All that’s required of you to speak at the meeting is that you arrive prior to 6:00 p.m. and put your name on a list. You will be given 3-5 minutes to make your comments – which can be as formal or informal as you choose. You will not be allowed to ask questions directly to the commission members and they do not respond after each speaker, although they may ask questions for clarity.
Senator Harper Angel
35th Senate District