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Take Back Kentucky(TBKY) Address to the Louisville Grassroots Tea Party on Thursday, April 19, 2018
Became Law Without Governor’s Signature: SB6, 56, 70, 101, 110, 122, 123; SJR52;
HB22, 69, 92, 122, 146, 157, 164, 329, 381; HJR196
Enacted Over Governor’s Veto: HB148, 200, 204, 362, 366
Signed By Governor: SB5, 19, 30, 37, 48, 57, 61, 68, 71, 86, 91, 96, 97, 98, 104, 106, 108, 109, 116, 119, 126, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 137, 138, 139, 140, 142, 144, 151, 152, 160, 181, 182, 201, 202, 203, 204, 210, 211, 249, 250; SCR171, 176;SJR158, 218;
HB1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 30, 33, 46, 64, 68, 70, 71, 74, 81, 84, 93, 96, 100, 101, 114, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 133, 136, 138, 140, 142, 147, 150, 158, 167, 168, 176, 177, 185, 187, 191, 198, 202, 203, 213, 214, 218, 220, 223, 241, 244, 246, 252, 259, 260, 261, 263, 264, 270, 275, 277, 281, 289, 290, 291, 305, 307, 310, 314, 319, 324, 327, 343, 348, 360, 363, 369, 370, 373, 385, 388, 394, 398, 400, 424, 434, 444, 454, 463, 475, 497, 512, 527, 530, 586, 606; HCR7, 35, 152, 226; HJR33, 74

Kentucky State Representative Wesley Morgan’s Commentary:
On the final day of this session, here is what I have concluded: In the House we have 100 members and each member represents approximately 45,000 people. When a person is elected they are supposed to represent their constituents in their District. But when you get to Frankfort, they elect members of leadership that have essentially already been chosen by the powers that be. The offices are Speaker, Speaker Pro Tem, Majority Leader, Caucus Leader, and Majority Whip. If your party has the majority of the members, then your party rules. BUT, there is a catch. The Leadership (5 Representatives) controls EVERYTHING. They select the chairmen of the committees and they decide what bills they will hear. Therefore a Representative who is not in Leadership has two choices. 1) Obey Leadership, or 2) Be isolated. So, 95 members have no control over anything. If you don’t obey, you will not get the committee assignments you prefer and your bills will not be heard. Needless to say, none of my bills were heard. The majority of us were not allowed any input on the pension bill, tax/revenue bill, or budget. That’s the way it works. Five Districts have absolute control over the other 95 Districts. And guess what, for the most part, the persons elected to Leadership are the persons who have been there the longest. This is true for any party in power, and it is a sad truth about our government that is supposed to be a republic.

New Kentucky Board of Education Contact information is as follows: (Note: contact information was not available for new appointee Laura Timberlake, as of the time of this post) :
Hal Heiner, former Bevin Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary (Jefferson County)
Capstone Realty
12910 Shelbyville Road, Suite 200
Louisville, KY 40243
e-mail: Hal.Heiner@ky.gov
Bus: 502.254.5001
Amanda Stamper, former Bevin Administration Communications Director (Fayette County)
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
e-mail: amanda.esenbock-stamper@anthem.com
Bus: 859-321-7369
Ben Cundiff (Trigg County)
5601 Cerulean Road
Cadiz, KY 42211
Bus: (270) 350-0930
Email: cundifffarms1979@gmail.com
Tracey Cusick (Boone County)
743 Iron Liege Drive
Union, KY 41091
Email: cusick71@yahoo.com
Richard (Rich) Gimmel (Jefferson County)
1508 Sylvan Court
Louisville, KY 40205
Bus: (502) 584-7262
Email: RFGimmel@atlasmachine.com
Kathy Gornik (Fayette County)
4158 Georgetown Road
Lexington, KY 40511
Bus: (859) 492-8521
Home: (859) 233-0011
Email: kathygornik2@gmail.com
Gary Houchens (Warren County)
818 Wakefield Street
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Bus: (270) 745-4999
Email: gary.houchens@wku.edu
Alesa Johnson (Pulaski County)
410 Cave Springs Road
Somerset, KY 42503
Bus: (606) 451-6693
Email: alesag.johnson@gmail.com
Joseph Papalia (Jefferson County)
14604 Golden Leaf Place
Louisville, KY 40245
Bus: (812) 282-0488
Email: jpapalia@dtifilms.com
Milton Seymore (Jefferson County)
2906 Aspendale Court
Louisville, KY 40241
Bus: (502) 931-8525

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3 Responses to “Take Back Kentucky Address in Louisville News & Notes”

  1. Clint says:

    Here’s a breakdown of the new tax plan, per a summary of the bill revealed at a joint House and Senate conference committee passed, vetoed, and veto override.
    What are the new sales taxes?
    There are a number of services that currently aren’t taxed that would be under the new plan. They run the gamut, from golfing to bowling and janitorial services to limousines. Kentucky’s sales tax is 6 percent.
    Here’s the list of services to be taxed:
    » Labor and services for certain repair, installation and maintenance of personal property, such as your automobile
    » Pollution control facilities
    » Landscaping services
    » Janitorial services
    » Pet care veterinarian services (small animals)
    » Pet grooming and boarding services, except veterinary services
    » Fitness and recreational sports centers
    » Industrial and laundry services (uniforms)
    » Golf courses and country clubs
    » Limousine services
    » Dry cleaning and laundry services, except coin-operated
    » Linen supply such as bed linens, gowns, diapers and towels, excluding charitable hospitals.
    » Diet and weight reducing centers (non-medical)
    » Overnight trailer campgrounds
    » Other personal care services
    » Bowling centers
    » Extended warranties
    What about the cigarette tax?
    What was a 60 cent per pack rate is to be increased to $1.10 per pack. The plan calls for including electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and would tax them at the current 15 percent rate.
    What is the new individual income tax?
    Republicans want to change to a flat 5 percent tax rate rather than continuing with different brackets, which range from 2 percent to 6 percent, depending on how much a person makes.
    The plan would also mirror other changes made at the federal level this year and eliminate deductions such as for taxes paid, cost of medical insurance, medical expenses, casualty and theft losses and interest expenses on investments.
    What is the new corporate income tax?
    The GOP plan would establish a 5 percent flat tax for companies instead of the 4 percent to 6 percent brackets.
    It would eliminate the deduction for domestic production activities. It also conforms with the federal government’s recent changes.

  2. Martinhiery says:

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  3. Clint says:

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