By JAT Mountjoy
A big policy issue that the 2015 General Assembly will be looking at during the upcoming session is a proposal to amend the state constitution to allow communities to enact a temporary local sales tax if approved by its citizens. In fact, House Speaker Greg Stumbo has given this issue the distinction of being designated as House Bill 1.
For the past year, volunteers and representatives from LIFT (Local Investments for Transformation) Kentucky, a coalition of prominent business, civic and government leaders helping to support this plan, have traveled across the state and heard about projects that local communities would hope to fund through this local option.
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