Kentucky Rep. Larry Clark’s Electronic Cigarette Tax! Tuesday, Jan 12 2016 

Is Kentucky Democratic Rep. Larry Clark trying to impersonate Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel when it comes to electronic cigarettes and taxes? That’s what it looks like to me. Kentucky Democratic Rep. Larry Clark’s proposed electronic cigarette tax: WFPL A Louisville … Continue reading →

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Matt Bevin, Daniel Bork, Lexmark and Mexico Saturday, Dec 19 2015 

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin appoints former Lexmark International executive Daniel Bork as Commissioner of Revenue. Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting At Lexmark, Daniel Bork left behind an imbroglio that has forced the company to conduct a top-to-bottom overhaul of its … Continue reading →

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Kentucky General Fund receipts increase 5.3 percent in FY2015, exceeding estimate by $165 million Friday, Jul 10 2015 

capitolState Budget Director Jane Driskell reported today that receipts for Kentucky’s General Fund during the fiscal year ending June 30 were up 5.3 percent over the previous year, amounting to an increase of $504.6 million and exceeding their official revenue estimate by … Continue reading

Louisville’s road funds set to take huge hit if Frankfort fails to act on gas tax (UPDATE) Tuesday, Mar 24 2015 

gas pumpWith this year’s session of the Kentucky General Assembly set to expire at midnight, among the major legislative initiatives hoping to beat the clock is the push to freeze the floor for the state’s gas tax, which is set to … Continue reading

Yum! Brands sneaks through donated-food tax credit, continuing a Frankfort tradition Thursday, Mar 19 2015 

Yum BrandsAs The Courier-Journal’s Tom Loftus reported Tuesday, Yum! Brands officials convinced Republican state senators to push through legislation just before the General Assembly recessed last week that would give restaurants a tax credit for donating prepared food. On top of … Continue reading

One snow day costs Kentucky close to $100 million Monday, Feb 16 2015 

cars snowClosed schools, snow angels and snowballs might make for a good time, but snow days cost Kentucky close to $100 million a day. So finds a study commissioned the American Highway Users Alliance and carried out by research firm IHS Global … Continue reading

Six smart ways to spend your tax refund Wednesday, Mar 19 2014 

Financial expert Mark Lamkin explains smartest things to do with the money--and not all of them involve sacrifice.

Five things you must do before you file your 2013 taxes Wednesday, Feb 19 2014 

Financial expert Mark Lamkin says there are several new taxes this year, and you need to be prepared to maximize your deductions.