Rep. Koenig bets on McCracken to win Kentucky Derby, hopes for ample time to consider changes to tax code

05/06/2017 03:12 PM

At his 10th Kentucky Derby, Rep. Adam Koenig says he hopes to see McCracken finish first in the 143rd Run for the Roses.

“It’s always fun,” said Koenig, R-Erlanger. “It’s a great event.”

He’s also hoping to see lawmakers tackle tax reform later this year, as Gov. Matt Bevin has said he will call the General Assembly back to Frankfort for a special session this fall. Koenig says he wants a more business-friendly tax code, which could mean more in sales taxes.

But before legislators take a vote on a new tax proposal, he says the public and lawmakers need time to digest any major changes included in the legislative overhaul “long before the special session is called so that we can get feedback and hopefully avoid missteps.”

“I don’t know where it is in the process, but from what I understand it’s a little ways off,” Koenig said.

Watch the interview with Koenig here:

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers Kentucky politics and all the goings-on at the State Capitol. Kevin was born and raised in Frankfort so he grew up around politics and has always had the drive to follow the political process and hold lawmakers accountable. Before joining Spectrum News Kevin covered government and politics for The State Journal in Frankfort. You can watch Kevin’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. You can reach him at or 502-792-1135.


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