Lawmakers say foundation is there for tax reform but ...

01/31/2014 12:54 PM

As Gov. Steve Beshear prepares to unveil his tax reform proposal, rank-and-file lawmakers say there’s agreement on broad strokes for a tax reform package that will include lowering income tax rates and spreading out the sales tax to some services.

At the same time, they say, it might be too late in the session to get something passed in 2014 — especially with legislative elections later this year.

Still, legislators say they expect extensive debate over it for the remaining 42 work days of the 60-day session.

“Let’s dump everything on the table and discuss it,” said Rep. Jim DeCesare, R-Rockfield.

Here’s what DeCesare and Sens. David Givens, R-Greenville, and Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, said during Thursday’s Kentucky Cable Association Day forum in Frankfort:

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