Mountain Talk: Tax Reform in Kentucky
The Kentucky General Assembly is once again in session. As legislators work out this year’s budget and make decisions on tax reform and spending, we devote this episode of WMMT’s Mountain Talk to taxes in Kentucky, including both state-wide tax policy and its local impacts. We welcome several special guests to our roundtable discussion, including Jason Bailey, director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy and a member of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform, who offers his suggestions for creating a fair and adequate tax system. Also joining the discussion is Whitesburg (Ky.) City Councilman Tom Sexton, who talks about the ways in which the state budget affects small cities; as well as Letcher County resident Letha Dollarhide, who discusses some of the local impacts of state tax policy, including the effects that cuts in food stamps, heating, and housing assistance have had on local people.