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Take Back Kentucky Legislative Action Alert

Oppose: House Bill 161: Unification of County Governments

2/22/2016

Call 1-800-372-7181

Sponsor(s):                 A. Koenig, A. Simpson, G. Brown Jr., P. Moffett

Status:                       

  • Jan 05, 2016 – introduced in House
  • Jan 06, 2016 – to Local Government (H)
  • Jan 29, 2016 – posted in committee
  • Feb 17, 2016 – reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • Feb 18, 2016 – 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 19, 2016

Committee:                N/A – Already out of committee and on the House Floor

Timeframe:                 NOW!

Message is for:           All House Leadership and YOUR Representative      

Message:                     “Oppose HB 161. Don’t limit local representation”

Optional:                    E-mail the legislators on the committee. Example e-mail address: Firstname.Lastname@lrc.ky.gov . If that doesn’t work they have a contact page on their informational page.

Information:               This legislation would create a mechanism to allow county governments to merge. Some would argue this is a cost saving measure because it would consolidate government down. However, we argue this limits representation, of all the things government wants to cut spending, why cut spending on your ability to have access to local elected officials. Furthermore this will create easier access for Non-Governmental Entitles to have undue influence over your local officials in pushing UN AGENDA 21. The primary sponsors are from Northern Kentucky and Louisville. Regionalizing Northern Kentucky would make it easier for Cincinnati to have influence over getting citizens of Northern Kentucky to pay for programs in Cincinnati. Louisville a few years ago tried to push the cost of their sewers on citizens in adjacent counties, fortunately that legislation was defeated; however, allowing this could create another mechanism for Louisville to take control of those counties again and subject them to their fees and their taxes.

 

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