…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 … Continue reading
Other states are taking an approach Kentucky needs to strongly consider.
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.
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.
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.
…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.
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.
…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.
“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.”
“If Louisville could adopt a 1% Local Option Tax, it would impose a minimal burden, but would raise over 90 million dollars a year.”