Lift Endorsments

LIFT is endorse by:
Wendell Ford; Julian Carroll; John Y. Brown, Jr.; Martha Layne Collins; Brereton Jones; Paul Patton; and Ernie Fletcher

  • Governor Steve Beshear
  • Former Governor Ernie Fletcher
  • Former Governor Paul Patton
  • Former Governor Brereton Jones
  • Former Governor Martha Layne Collins
  • Former Governor John Y. Brown Jr.
  • Former Governor Julian Carroll
  • Former Governor Wendell Ford
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Network
  • AIA Kentucky
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Association of Independent KY Colleges and Universities
  • Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce
  • Frankfort/Franklin County Public Policy Group
  • Frankfort/Franklin County Riverfront Development
  • Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism Commission
  • Greater Louisville Building & Construction Trades
  • Greater Louisville Inc.
  • Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.
  • Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce.
  • Home Builders Association of Louisville
  • Jefferson County Teachers Association
  • Kentuckians for Better Transportation
  • Kentucky Association of Counties
  • Kentucky Association of Economic Development
  • Kentucky Capital Development Corporation
  • Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts
  • Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association
  • Kentucky-Indiana Exchange
  • Kentucky League of Cities
  • Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association
  • Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Metropolitan Alliance for Growth
  • Oldham County Chamber of Commerce
  • Owensboro Chamber of Commerce
  • Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

What People Are Saying

  • …embodies common-sense, good government principles that most conservatives and Republicans profess to support. It puts power at the local level closest to the people; is taxation with direct representation since the citizens have the right to vote on it; has high accountability by being tied to specific purposes; taxes consumption instead of savings or work; and sunsets instead of continuing indefinitely.

    John David Dyche, conservative columnist
  • The beauty of it is that local voters have the say-so as to its enactment, and they have a sense that they are getting what they pay for.

    Princeton Times-Leader
  • It will allow communities to plan and pay for improvements to enhance civic and economic life without going hat in hand each budget session to Frankfort.

    Lexington Herald-Leader
  • In our opinion, Kentucky voters should be allowed to vote on the local option sales tax because it could fund public facilities without increasing property taxes.

    Morehead News
  • …an idea whose time has come, and could be a crucial economic development tool which will help our local communities build a better future, and the new jobs and businesses we need.

    Hal Goode, President and CEO of the Kentucky Association of Economic Development
  • LIFT is a tried-and-true tool that allows for more voter involvement in the process.  Voters, not politicians, would help determine big picture, visionary projects that could improve quality of life.

    Dave Adkisson, President and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • …a new way for communities to see the projects they want and need go from the drawing board to reality — and to do it for themselves.

    Jim Host, founder of Host Communications and former State Commerce Secretary
  • Bill Samuels Bellarmine Portrait“Local option makes all the sense in the world. Offering citizens the opportunity to vote on investing in their community is how our country ought to operate.”

    Bill Samuels, Chairman, Emeritus Makers Mark
  • BillLamb“If Louisville could adopt a 1% Local Option Tax, it would impose a minimal burden, but would raise over 90 million dollars a year.”

    Bill Lamb, President and General Manager for WDRB and WNYO
  • Jeff-Bringardner-headshot-only“This is a way to keep dollars in the area, to come up with a diverse slate of projects that sync up with the long-term plans of the community and get voted on by the people”

    Jeff Bringardner, President, Humana Kentucky